342 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Life histories"
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Annie Coleman interview

Annie Coleman interview

Date
1977-01-14
Description
One audio cassette. The interview is difficult to hear. Coleman discusses her life and quilting.
Collection
Interview and music performance with blues singer (Blind) Johnny Brown

Interview and music performance with blues singer (Blind) Johnny Brown

Date
1977-01-18
Description
Two audio cassettes. Recorded at the Neighborly Center in St. Petersburg. Brown talks about his life and music in between playing religious and blues songs. A previous interview and performance was recorded on tape C77-9. For an interview conducted a year later, see reels T78-316 and T78-317.
Collection
Interview and music performance with blues singer (Blind) Johnny Brown

Interview and music performance with blues singer (Blind) Johnny Brown

Date
1976-10-01
Description
One audio cassette. Recorded at the Neighborly Center in St. Petersburg. Brown talks about his life and music in between playing religious and blues songs. For additional recordings, see tapes C77-7, C77-8, T78-316 and T78-317.
Collection
Interview of Bill Butler with the Key West Junkanoos Band

Interview of Bill Butler with the Key West Junkanoos Band

Date
1977-01-25
Description
One audio cassette. Recorded at Butler's Key West home. Butler discusses the woman who formed the band; the instruments he plays; the kind of music the band plays; playing for funerals and parades; nicknames for people in the band; the origins of the band's name; and discusses his brother and father.
Collection
Interview with cigar maker Mrs. Walsh

Interview with cigar maker Mrs. Walsh

Date
1977-01-26
Description
One audio cassette. Walsh owned a cigar making factory in Key West. Mrs. Walsh discusses when and how she opened her factory, the mechanics of running her business, how they make cigars, and she describes her sole steady employee, George Culmer.
Collection
Interview with Comparsa musican and dancer Al Boza

Interview with Comparsa musican and dancer Al Boza

Date
1977-01-26
Description
One audio cassette. Boza describes his personal history and the Comparsa carnivals in Key West. He helped train the dancers and musicians who participated in the carnivals.
Collection
Interview with storyteller Cecil Gunter

Interview with storyteller Cecil Gunter

Date
1976-12
Description
One audio cassette. From Caladonia, Mississippi. Gunter talked about how he once outran the Highway Patrol; told a story an old man thought to be crazy in their neighborhood; spoke about white woman who raised him when he was young; described the near-enslavement she endured as a child; and spoke of segregation in the South and race relations in the North.
Collection
Interview with Lee Whyms and Ken Rahming of the Key West Junkanoo Band

Interview with Lee Whyms and Ken Rahming of the Key West Junkanoo Band

Date
1977-01-28
Description
One audio cassette. Whyms played the saw with a butter knife, and Rahming was a conga drum player. Interviews on side 1, recorded music on side 2. Whyms describes how he learned how to play the saw from Blackshirt, an old man from Key West; when the band was formed; how Marion Stevens discovered the band in an alley in Key West; how he plays the fine tooth crosscut saw. Rahming describes how he played the "coon-hide" drum (which was heated by fire to tune) when he first learned to play the drums at age sixteen; how his father came to Key West for the sponging industry; when he came home at night; how the Nassau-like parades began in Key West; how he visited Nassau and bought Calypso records, influencing his style of Calypso music to reflect Cuban and Bahamian characteristics; how he learned the limbo from Bill Butler; how Calypso is usually only played by men.  On side 2 they play examples of Calypso recordings, not included here due to copyright restrictions.
Collection
Interview with conch shell player Rev. Thurlow Weed

Interview with conch shell player Rev. Thurlow Weed

Date
1977-01-30
Description
One audio cassette. Interview on side 1, music performance on side 2. Thurlow describes how he doesn't use music notes to play the conch shell; how shells are used for communication on boats in Key West, Bahamas, Hawaii; how he holds a BA in music; and how he plays the instrument. He also demonstrates playing the conch shell.
Collection
Recording of Doug Quattlebaum's

Recording of Doug Quattlebaum's "Softee Man Blues" album

Date
1977
Description
One audio cassette. Recording of an album released by Prestige Records. Recording made at Keaton's Music Store in Lake City. Because it is a copyrighted recording, copies can not be made. Only for listening purposes.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_01_c77-005bAnnie Coleman interviewSoundInterviews
Oral narratives
Quilting
Life histories
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a_s1576_01_c77-007Interview and music performance with blues singer (Blind) Johnny BrownSoundInterviewing
Interviews
Oral histories
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Guitar
Guitar music
Guitarists
Life histories
Religious music
Religious songs
Gospel (Black)
Music performance
Guitarist
Blues singers
Musicians
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a_s1576_01_c77-009Interview and music performance with blues singer (Blind) Johnny BrownSoundInterviewing
Interviews
Oral histories
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Guitar
Guitar music
Guitarists
Life histories
Religious music
Religious songs
Gospel (Black)
Music performance
Guitarist
Blues singers
Musicians
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a_s1576_01_c77-011Interview of Bill Butler with the Key West Junkanoos BandSoundInterviewing
Interviews
Performers
Performing arts
Oral narratives
Life histories
Jamaican Americans
Parades
African Americans
Bands (Music)
Musicians
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a_s1576_01_c77-012aInterview with cigar maker Mrs. WalshSoundInterviewing
Interviews
Cigar industry
Cigars
Oral narratives
Life histories
Tobacco
Factories
Labor
Business
Cigar making
Cigar makers
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a_s1576_01_c77-012bInterview with Comparsa musican and dancer Al BozaSoundDancers
Interviewing
Interviews
Music
Comparsa tradition
Oral narratives
Life histories
Carnivals
Festivals
Dance
Musicians
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a_s1576_01_c77-013Interview with storyteller Cecil GunterSoundInterviewing
Interviews
Family history
Storytelling
Oral narratives
Life histories
Tales
African Americans
Storytellers
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a_s1576_01_c77-020Interview with Lee Whyms and Ken Rahming of the Key West Junkanoo BandSoundAfrican Americans
Calypso music
Interviews
Musical instruments
Life histories
Oral histories
Music performance
Bands (Music)
Musical groups
Musicians
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a_s1576_01_c77-021Interview with conch shell player Rev. Thurlow WeedSoundShells
Interviews
Oral narratives
Musical instruments
Life histories
Music performance
Oral histories
Musicians
Preachers
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a_s1576_01_c77-022Recording of Doug Quattlebaum's "Softee Man Blues" album SoundSound recording
Music business
Composers
Musical instruments
Life histories
Music performance
Musicians
Singers
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