27 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Musical tradition, African diaspora"
Blues musician Buck Thompson playing on his porch

Blues musician Buck Thompson playing on his porch

Date
1985-02-14
Description
Thirty four color slides. Images of fifty-year old blues guitarist Buck Thompson playing tunes that he learned from the radio on his front porch. A lifelong migrant farmer, he played the juke circuit in the 1950s. A sound recording of the performance can be found in S 1714, box 6 reels 23 and 24. 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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Interview with blues singer Marie Buggs

Interview with blues singer Marie Buggs

Date
1984-09-13
Description
Two audio cassettes. Born in Deer Park, Florida, in a turpentine camp in 1918, Buggs learned blues from her uncle Blind Blake and blues records. She discusses learning the blues; life at a turpentine camp; juke joints; jokes from the time; various blues singers: W.C. Handy, Blind Blake, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Billie Holiday, and Bessie Smith; blues clubs in Jacksonville; performing in New York City and across Europe; meaning of the blues; various blues styles; reactions to the blues across the world; and performers she met. She also sings several blues songs throughout the interview. A second interview held a couple of months can be found on C86-182. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. 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, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
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Interview with blues singer Marie Buggs

Interview with blues singer Marie Buggs

Date
1984-11-08
Description
One audio cassette. Born in Deer Park, Florida, in a turpentine camp in 1918, Buggs learned blues from her uncle Blind Blake and blues records. Much of this interview is a repeat of an earlier one (see C86-180/181), also by David Taylor. Here in addition to her early life and career, Buggs discusses her father's work turpentining and bootlegging; fellow blues performers; learning drums and playing at clubs and strip joints; teaching strippers to dance; performing with Josephine Baker; risqué songs; working with comedians like Nipsy Russell and Red Foxx; minstrel shows; Jacksonville blues clubs; and audiences in Europe. Again, she sings many songs from her repertoire. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. 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, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
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W.C. Baker at his home

W.C. Baker at his home

Date
1985-07-18
Description
One color slides. 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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Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 8)

Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 8)

Date
2000-05-26
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT).
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John Cephas and Phil Wiggins performing blues music at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

John Cephas and Phil Wiggins performing blues music at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Date
1991-05-25
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Fant served as the emcee. Cephas and Wiggins were a blues duo from Washington, DC.
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Sunday performances at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area/Stage III) (Tape 3)

Sunday performances at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area/Stage III) (Tape 3)

Date
1991-05-26
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). McKenzie served as emcee. The Georgia Sea Island Singers were Frankie and Doug Quimby.
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Sunday performances at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area/Stage III) (Tape 6)

Sunday performances at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area/Stage III) (Tape 6)

Date
1991-05-26
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). Voices of the Ancestors (of Jacksonville) featured drumming by Adewole O Kulu-Mele and Mr. Calaco on flute.
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Blues musician Buck Thompson playing on his porch/The Trivettes playing at Fred Perry's house

Blues musician Buck Thompson playing on his porch/The Trivettes playing at Fred Perry's house

Date
1985-02
Description
One proof sheet, with 32 black and whites images (plus negatives). Twenty-six images of fifty-year old blues guitarist Buck Thompson playing tunes that he learned from the radio on his front porch. A lifelong migrant farmer, he played the juke circuit in the 1950s. A sound recording of the performance can be found in S 1714, box 6 reels 23 and 24. Also includes six images of the Trivette family playing bluegrass in Fred Perry's home in St. Augustine. Players consisted of Frank Trivette Sr.(banjo, fiddle) Frank Trivette Jr. (guitar), Doug Trivette (guitar), Buddy Beck (mandolin) and Carlos Brackett (bass). 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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Demo recording by the Red Tam Blues Band

Demo recording by the Red Tam Blues Band

Date
1988-08-03
Description
One audio cassette. Demo recording of a session by the Red Tam Blues Band performing classic blues songs and original songs. Also includes two songs written by Red Tam Sr. Recorded in a Jacksonville professional recording studio (not recorded by folkorist Hansen). The band consisted of Red Tam (aka Tony McQueen; lead guitar, leader); Mike Gallen (keyboard); Kenny Holt (bass); and Kenny Johnson (drums). Use of Red Tam's songs is only for non-commerical purposes, unless written permission is obtained from Tony McQueen (Red Tam). For an interview with Red Tam (McQueen), see S 1618, Box 4, tape 10. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. 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, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Blues musician Buck Thompson playing on his porchBlues musician Buck Thompson playing on his porchStill ImageFieldwork
Research methods
Collecting
Porches
String instruments
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Musical tradition, African diaspora
Guitarists
Guitar
Architecture
Music performance
Guitarist
Musicians
Blues singers
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a_s1576_22_c86-180Interview with blues singer Marie BuggsSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Musical tradition, African diaspora
Music business
Music performance
Performing arts
Turpentine industry and trade
Singing
Juke joints
Jokes
Songs
Gospel songs
Blues singers
Entertainers
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a_s1576_22_c86-182Interview with blues singer Marie BuggsSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Musical tradition, African diaspora
Music business
Music performance
Performing arts
Turpentine industry and trade
Singing
Juke joints
Jokes
Songs
Gospel songs
Popular songs
Music industry
Nightclubs
Blues singers
Entertainers
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W.C. Baker at his homeW.C. Baker at his homeStill ImageFieldwork
Musicians
African Americans
Musical tradition, African diaspora
Blues singers
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a_s1576_84_d00-008Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 8)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Guitar music
Fiddle music
Storytelling
Tales
Blues (Music)
Musical tradition, African diaspora
Jazz music
African Americans
Women jazz musicians
Jazz songs
Singers
Musicians
Guitarist
Storytellers
Fiddlers
Blues singers
Jazz musicians
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a_s1576_t91-077John Cephas and Phil Wiggins performing blues music at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Harmonica music
Harmonica players
Guitarists
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Musical tradition, African diaspora
Blues singers
Musicians
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a_s1576_42_d91-016Sunday performances at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area/Stage III) (Tape 3)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
A capella singers
A capella singing
African Americans
Gospel songs
Musical tradition, African diaspora
Religious songs
Musical tradition, sacred
Sea shanteys
Singers
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a_s1576_42_d91-019Sunday performances at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area/Stage III) (Tape 6)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Bands (Music)
Arts, Irish
Dance music
Arts, Scottish
African Americans
Musical tradition, African diaspora
Arts, African
Singers
Musicians
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Blues musician Buck Thompson playing on his porch/The Trivettes playing at Fred Perry's houseBlues musician Buck Thompson playing on his porch/The Trivettes playing at Fred Perry's houseStill ImageGuitarist
Musicians
Fieldwork
Research methods
Collecting
Porches
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Musical tradition, African diaspora
Guitarists
Guitar
Architecture
Music performance
String bands
String instruments
Bluegrass musicians
Blues singers
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a_s1618_04_tape12Demo recording by the Red Tam Blues BandSoundGuitarist
Musicians
Fieldwork
Sound recordings
Audiotape recordings
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Music performance
Guitar
Bass guitars
Drums
Musical tradition, African diaspora
Bands (Music)
Musical ensembles
Guitar music
Singing
Blues singers
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