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Autoharp player Charley Groth and his apprentice Cheryl Belanger

Autoharp player Charley Groth and his apprentice Cheryl Belanger

Date
1991-06-21
Description
Two DAT tapes. This was the third visit by folklorist Stone; recorded at Groth's residence. Consists of a rehearsal (tape 14) and an interview with Groth (tape 14 and 15). The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2004.
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Cajun accordion player Papa Joe Arbie

Cajun accordion player Papa Joe Arbie

Date
1991-02
Description
One audio cassette. Recorded by his apprentice, Stapleton. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by first folklorist Peter Roller, then folklorist Robert Stone. The program was continued each year through 2004.
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Country-blues guitarist Tampa Blue performing with his apprentices

Country-blues guitarist Tampa Blue performing with his apprentices

Date
1991-06-21
Description
Two audio cassettes (DAT tapes) A copy of Tampa Blue's album 'Come to Sing' can be found in S 1640, box 22, tape 2. Michael Davis dropped out of the program before his apprenticeship was completed. For more information on Tampa Blue and his apprentices, see S 1644, box 7, folder 6. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
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Fred Perry playing his fiddle

Fred Perry playing his fiddle

Date
1985-02-13
Description
One audio cassette. Recording of well-known fiddler Fred Perry playing his repertoire of old fiddle tunes. He is joined by Doug and Frank Trivette. Perry has played in the St. Johns region for over fifty years, including with bluegrass great Ralph Stanley. Also on the tape is Fred's wife Ruby. For images of the performance, see slides S85-1496 - S85-1498 in S 1577, V. 27. In winter 1985, the Bureau contracted with two folklorists to conduct a folk arts survey of the St. Johns River basin in northeastern Florida. The St. Johns River is the largest and most used river in Florida, supporting much river commerce as well as a modest amount of commercial fishing. Folklorists Mary Anne McDonald and Kathleen Figgen conducted the survey from January through March 1985 under the direction of Folklife Coordinator Blanton Owen and Bureau Chief Ormond Loomis. Documentation compiled in the survey was used to prepare and present the St. Johns River Basin Folklife Area at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival.
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Harpist Jesus Rodriguez performing at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)

Harpist Jesus Rodriguez performing at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)

Date
1991-05-24
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Devine served as emcee.
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Ida Goodson performing with the Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church choir

Ida Goodson performing with the Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church choir

Date
1981-11-04
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. For another recording session, see T83-147.
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Interview with and music performance by harmonica player Samuel Young

Interview with and music performance by harmonica player Samuel Young

Date
1985-09-14
Description
One reel to reel (also copied onto audio cassette: C86-55). Interview with harmonica player Young. Includes Young playing his harmonica. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
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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.
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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.
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Interview with Washboard Bill Cooke

Interview with Washboard Bill Cooke

Date
1987-08-10
Description
Two audio cassettes. Recorded at his home. Born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine, on 4 July. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first exposed to music and dance. He hoboed, played street music, worked for railways, and played at nightclubs in South Florida. In the interviews, he discusses jook joints; growing in East Florida; segregation; popular dances; building of the Dixie Highway; moving to New York; returning as a musician (washboard player) to West Palm Beach in 1947; his collection of black historical memorabilia; and his stories. In 1956, he made a recording with Pete Seeger and Sonny Terry called Washboard Country Band. In 1992, he won the Florida Folk Heritage Award. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Palm Beach County was a joint venture between the Palm Beach County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was conducted between 1986 and 1987 by folklorist Jan Rosenberg with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The goal was to impart an appreciation of multi-ethnic traditions and provide a sense of place to the mobile student population. The project focused on the Florida Studies component for fourth grade students. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. In total, the project involved 15 schools with 779 students.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1640_22_tape14Autoharp player Charley Groth and his apprentice Cheryl BelangerSoundFieldwork
Apprentices
Zither
Autoharp
String instruments
Musical instruments
German Americans
Women apprentices
Music rehearsals
Old time music
Country music
Interviews
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Harpists
Musicians
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a_s1640_22_tape33Cajun accordion player Papa Joe ArbieSoundAccordion music
Cajun music
Accordion
Performing arts
Music performance
Musical instruments
Accordionists
Musicians
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a_s1640_22_tape03Country-blues guitarist Tampa Blue performing with his apprenticesSoundFieldwork
Apprentices
Guitar
Musical instruments
String instruments
Music performance
Sound recordings
Guitarists
Blues (Music)
Singing
Guitar music
Guitarist
Blues singers
Musicians
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a_s1714_04_tape38Fred Perry playing his fiddleSoundFieldwork
Sound recording
Research methods
Fiddle music
Fiddling
Fiddles
String instruments
Musical instruments
Bluegrass music
Old time music
Musicians
Bluegrass musicians
Fiddlers
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a_s1576_t91-013bHarpist Jesus Rodriguez performing at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Harp music
Harps
String instruments
Musical instruments
Venezuelan Americans
Latinos
Harpists
Musicians
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a_s1576_t82-007Ida Goodson performing with the Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church choirSoundFieldwork
African Americans
Sound recording
Choir singing
Pianos
Music performance
Musicians
Singing
Musical instruments
Performing arts
Churches
Choirs (music)
Religious music
Pianists
Singers
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a_s1576_t86-011Interview with and music performance by harmonica player Samuel YoungSoundFieldwork
Harmonica music
Harmonicas
Wind instruments
African Americans
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Music performance
Musical instruments
Sound recordings
Blues (Music)
Blues singers
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_c77-020Interview 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_s1685_05_tape25Interview with Washboard Bill CookeSoundSingers
Storytellers
Fieldwork
Interviews
African Americans
Sound recordings
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Juke joints
Music business
Storytelling
Music performance
Sawmills
Trains
Musical instruments
Washboards
Local history
Florida history
Musicians
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