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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Musical saws"
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WPA field recordings in Calhoun County and Raiford (the 1935, and the 1936-1937 recording expeditions)

WPA field recordings in Calhoun County and Raiford (the 1935, and the 1936-1937 recording expeditions)

Date
1935
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto audio cassette C87-23; and an unnumbered tape in Box 41, in S 1576) These recordings were from the 1935 expedition by Lomax, Hurston, and Barnicle in Calhoun County, and John Lomax's 1936 expedition at the Florida State Prison in Raiford. These were the first of several WPA recording expeditions in Florida. For more detailed information on the recordings, see S 1579, box 3, for copies of the original LOC indexes. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) - after 1939, the Works Projects Administration - was a work-relief program created in 1935 by the Roosevelt Administration that employed over 8.5 million people between 1935 and 1943. One of its programs was the Federal Writers Project (FWP), which included the Folklore Section. This section conducted fieldwork, recording songs, traditions, and stories across the nation. Originally created to gather material for the American Guide Series, but later emphasis was placed upon fieldwork for preservation of folk traditions for future use. In Florida, the FWP was based out of Jacksonville, and directed by historian Carita Doggett Corse. Folklorist Stetson Kennedy directed the Florida Folklife section. Seven recording expeditions were conducted in Florida. Two were conducted between 1935 and 1937, before the creation of the Florida Folklore Section: one by Alan Lomax and Zora Neale Hurston, and the other by John and Ruby Lomax. After 1939, five more were conducted by Florida's FWP staff: Kennedy, Hurston, Robert Cook, Alton Morris, Corse, Robert Cornwell, John Filareton, and Herbert Halpert (of the Joint Committee on Folk Arts Southern Recording Expedition.) Recording equipment was loaned to Florida's WPA program by the Library of Congress' Archive of the American Folk Song (later the American Folk Center). The field recordings were made on acetate disks, usually recorded at 78 rpm (although occasionally at 33 rpm). Because these disks were shipped from Washington DC to Florida, then to the recording site, and then back to Washington, these disks often were not of the highest sonic quality. Several had surface scratches and many had various recording speeds. In 1986, the FFP staff made copies of many of these recordings onto reel to reels for inclusion to the Florida Folklife Archive. The originals are still housed with the Library of Congress.
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WPA field recordings in Calhoun County (1935 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings in Calhoun County (1935 recording expedition)

Date
1935
Description
One reel to reel. (A audio cassette of Zora Neale Hurston's performances can be found on S 1576, C87-24; and an unnumbered tape in box 41.) These recordings were from the 1935 expedition by Lomax, Hurston, and Barnicle in Calhoun County. This was the first of several WPA recording expeditions in Florida. For more detailed information on the recordings, see S 1579, box 3, for copies of the original LOC indexes. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) — after 1939, the Works Projects Administration — was a work-relief program created in 1935 by the Roosevelt Administration that employed over 8.5 million people between 1935 and 1943. One of its programs was the Federal Writers Project (FWP), which included the Folklore Section. This section conducted fieldwork, recording songs, traditions, and stories across the nation. Originally created to gather material for the American Guide Series, but later emphasis was placed upon fieldwork for preservation of folk traditions for future use. In Florida, the FWP was based out of Jacksonville, and directed by historian Carita Doggett Corse. Folklorist Stetson Kennedy directed the Florida Folklife section. Seven recording expeditions were conducted in Florida. Two were conducted between 1935 and 1937, before the creation of the Florida Folklore Section: one by Alan Lomax and Zora Neale Hurston, and the other by John and Ruby Lomax. After 1939, five more were conducted by Florida's FWP staff: Kennedy, Hurston, Robert Cook, Alton Morris, Corse, Robert Conrwell, John Filareton, and Herbert Halpert (of the Joint Committee on Folk Art's Southern Recording Expedition.) Recording equipment was loaned to Florida's WPA program by the Library of Congress' Archive of the American Folk Song (later the American Folk Center). The field recordings were made on acetate disks, usually recorded at 78 rpm (although occasionally at 33 rpm). Because these disks were shipped from Washington DC to Florida, then to the recording site, and then back to Washington, these disks often were not of the highest sonic quality. Several had surface scratches and many had various recording speeds. In 1986, the FFP staff made copies of many of these recordings onto reel to reels for inclusion to the Florida Folklife Archive. The originals are still housed with the Library of Congress.
Collection
Sunday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 8)

Sunday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 8)

Date
1987-05-24
Description
One reel to reel recording. The Junkanoos consisted of Charles Allen (maracas), Robbie Butler (bass), Lee Whyems (saw), Kenneth Remens (Conga drums), and Loften Butler (piano).
Collection
Sunday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 3)

Sunday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 3)

Date
1987-05-24
Description
One reel to reel recording. The Junkanoos consisted of Charles Allen (maracas), Robbie Butler (bass), Lee Whyems (saw), Kenneth Remens (Conga drums), and Loften Butler (piano).
Collection
Sunday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Sunday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Date
1975-08-31
Description
One reel to reel recording. Last performances of the 1975 festival. Sunday was devoted to religious music. Jones and Quimby, both from Brunswick, Georgia, were later known as the Georgia Sea Island Singers. They performed black spirituals. The Boyers were from Webster Grove, Missouri, and were the family of the late Bob Beers. The square dancers were from Murfreesboro, Tennessee and performed to pre-recorded music. The Makley Family were from Jacksonville, and consisted of Elroyce, Bettine, and Ruthanne Makley. This was their third Festival. Jay Smith was also from Jacksonville. Hallman was from Greenville, S.C. Banjoist Cadwell's performance was not recorded -- only his introduction. Betty Smith lived in Marietta, Georgia. Fiddlers Zeke and Rosa Stephens lived in Panama City. Jumper was a Seminole storyteller from Hollywood, Florida. The Mitchells, of Washington DC, performed shaped note songs. The bluegrass band, Skip Johns and the Travelers, were from Lake City, and sang gospel songs. Hancock, of Suffolk, Virginia, played the dulcimer. The Abundant Life Singers were from Clearwater, and led by David McAbee. Singer Marshall was from White Springs. Dunscombe played the musical saw, and was a long-time festival performer. Singer Muller was from Lake Mary. Storyteller Boltin was also the festival's director and emcee. The Dirt Kickers Band, led by Sara Carter, came from Tallahassee. Hand and the Englishes all lived in Jacksonville. They wrote their own songs.
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Sunday performances at the 1960 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Sunday performances at the 1960 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Date
1960-05-08
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as the emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1960 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1. Garland was the 1960 Jeannie With Light Brown Hair. Woodward played the musical saw.
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Sunday performances at the 1956 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Sunday performances at the 1956 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Date
1956-05-06
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1956 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1.
Collection
Sunday performances at the 1955 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 4)

Sunday performances at the 1955 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 4)

Date
1955-05-01
Description
One reel to reel. Boltin served as the emcee. See the festival program in S 1619, box 1 for more detailed information of the festival performers and activities not recorded.

 

 

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Sunday afternoon performances at the 1978 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

Sunday afternoon performances at the 1978 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

Date
1978-05-28
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Rogers was from St. Augustine. Dunscombe played the saw. Johnson and Wickman played Civil War songs.
Collection
Sunday afternoon performances at the 1968 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 5)

Sunday afternoon performances at the 1968 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 5)

Date
1968-05-05
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_t86-256WPA field recordings in Calhoun County and Raiford (the 1935, and the 1936-1937 recording expeditions)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
African Americans
Singers
Blues (Music)
Performing arts
Guitar music
Music performance
Singing
Harmonica music
Prisons
Drum music
Drum performance
Musical saws
Arts in prisons
Prisoners
Women prisoners
Male prisoners
Jails
Musicians
Guitarist
Drummers (Musicians)
Blues singers
Harmonica players
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a_s1576_t86-237WPA field recordings in Calhoun County (1935 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
African Americans
Singers
Blues (Music)
Performing arts
Guitar music
Music performance
Singing
Harmonica music
Old time music
Drum music
Drum performance
Musical saws
Musicians
Guitarist
Drummers (Musicians)
Blues singers
Harmonica players
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a_s1576_t87-089Sunday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 8)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
African Americans
Musical tradition, African diaspora
Musical groups
Musical saws
Singing
Singers
Musicians
Bands (Music)
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a_s1576_t87-084Sunday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 3)SoundSingers
Musicians
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
African Americans
Musical tradition, African diaspora
Musical groups
Musical saws
Singing
Bands (Music)
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a_s1576_t79-020Sunday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Singing
Guitar music
Dulcimer music
Old time music
Musical saws
Religious music
Religious songs
Gospel music
Gospel songs
Yodeling
Storytelling
Oral narratives
Tales
Singers
Dancers
Bands (Music)
Storytellers
Musicians
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a_s1576_t77-101Sunday performances at the 1960 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Choir singing
Choirs (music)
Hymns
Gospel music
Gospel songs
Religious songs
Religious music
Musical saws
Prayer
Whistling
Whistling music
Dancers
Choruses
Musicians
Singers
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a_s1576_t77-051Sunday performances at the 1956 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Religious music
Religious songs
Musical saws
Saws, musical
Dulcimer music
Methodists
Musicians
Singers
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a_s1576_t77-012bSunday performances at the 1955 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 4)SoundFolk festivals
Festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Gospel songs
Gospel music
Musical saws
Saws, musical
Choruses
Musicians
Singers
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a_s1576_t80-022Sunday afternoon performances at the 1978 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)SoundSingers
Guitarist
Storytellers
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Singing
Storytelling
Oral narratives
Guitarists
Musical saws
Saws, musical
Folk singers
Guitar music
Musicians
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a_s1576_t77-206Sunday afternoon performances at the 1968 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 5)SoundSingers
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Singing
Bands (Music)
Religious music
Religious songs
Gospel songs
Musical saws
Musicians
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