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Annual Tarpon Springs International Glendi

Annual Tarpon Springs International Glendi

Date
1976-10-23
Description
Two audio cassettes. A glendi is a Greek festival, which can take the form of a fair or festival. Recording of a glendi in Tarpon Spring, including church choirs, interviews with Czechoslovakian and Greek residents, Greek and Czechoslovakian singers, and an interview with the chairman of Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce. Side two is blank.
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Evening Program at the Old Marble Stage (Tape 3)

Evening Program at the Old Marble Stage (Tape 3)

Date
1995-10-21
Description
One DAT tape. Grooms is continued on tape 4. There were two programs (morning and evening) for the 1995 Songs Along the Suwannee concert, recorded onto five DAT tapes. Tape 3 contains both the finale of the AM program (described in another entry) and the start of the evening program.
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Evening Program at the Old Marble Stage (Tape 4)

Evening Program at the Old Marble Stage (Tape 4)

Date
1989-10-21
Description
One DAT tape. There were two programs (morning and evening) for the 1995 Songs Along the Suwannee concert, recorded onto five DAT tapes.
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Evening Program at the Old Marble Stage (Tape 5)

Evening Program at the Old Marble Stage (Tape 5)

Date
1995-10-21
Description
One DAT tape. There were two programs (morning and evening) for the 1995 Songs Along the Suwannee concert, recorded onto five DAT tapes.
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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.
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Interview with and peformance by harpist Jesus Rodriguez

Interview with and peformance by harpist Jesus Rodriguez

Date
1985-08-21
Description
One reel to reel tape. (Copied onto C86-119.) Venezuelan harpist Rodriguez was entirely self-taught. During the interview, he discusses how he learned to play the harp; coming to the US in 1973; how harps are made; harp songs; and his career. The Venezuelan harp was introduced to South American by the Spanish, and it retains many archaic features not found in classical harps today. 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 bluegrass performer Don Adams

Interview with bluegrass performer Don Adams

Date
1985-02-12
Description
One audio cassette. Interview with bluegrass performer Don Adams, leader of the Adams Family Band, a bluegrass group. Not part of the local tradition, the group learned its skills from records and revivalists. They first played the Florida Folk Festival in 1979. The band consists of Don's brothers and sons. The discussion centers on how the band formed, how it learned its craft, and the various influences upon it. Adams was born and raised in Palatka. 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 bluegrass performer E. Gordon Rouse

Interview with bluegrass performer E. Gordon Rouse

Date
1985-08-07
Description
Two reel to reel tapes. (Copied onto C86-125/126.) Interview with bluegrass composer and performer E. Gordon Rouse (with his wife Carrie), famed as the co-author (with brother Erwin) of the Orange Blossom Special. The Rouse Brothers, originally from North Carolina, settled permanently in Florida in the 1940s. They performed as a hillbilly act, including original bluegrass songs, jokes, and stories. Rouse discusses family history; learning music; early country and bluegrass music; writing Orange Blossom Special; his performing career; working with Johnny Cash; Miami theaters; the break-up of the Rouse Brothers; and recent work. 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 blues singer Mary McClain

Interview with blues singer Mary McClain

Date
1982-08-05
Description
Two reel to reels. Known as Diamond Teeth Mary for the jewels she placed in her teeth in the 1940s, Mary was born in West Virginia, and always claimed to be the half sister of fellow blues singer Bessie Smith. In 1918, she moved to Florida's Gulf Coast. During her later years, she lived in Bradenton, Florida. Although McClain was a popular performer in the 1920s and 1930s, she stopped performing the blues for many years. She was rediscovered by the Florida Folklife Program in the 1980s. In 1986, she won the Florida Folk Heritage Award in 1986. She died on 4 April 2000. In the interview, she discusses the start of her career; blues music; various groups she performed with; performing with George Burns, Bessie Smith, and Sarah Vaughan; minstrel shows; her family history; her conversion to Christianity in 1962; and her work in churches. Copied on audiocassettes C83-24 and C83-25. Material used for the public radio program, Florida Home: I Started With the Blues. Copies of the programs can be found on C85-16.
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Interview with Cuban drummer Raúl "Macuye" Duanes

Interview with Cuban drummer Raúl "Macuye" Duanes

Date
1985-08-03
Description
One reel to reel tape. (Copied onto cassette C86-116.) Raul Duanes was from Cuba and was a trained drummer who played with many bands. Pianist and composer Fecundo Rivera took him as a protege. 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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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_01_c77-002Annual Tarpon Springs International GlendiSoundPerformers
Bands (Music)
Animal trainers
Arts, Ukrainian
Ukrainian Americans
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Interviews
Gospel songs
Local history
Religious music
Arts, Greek
Greek Americans
Czechoslovakian Americans
Musicians
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a_s1701_01_tape03bEvening Program at the Old Marble Stage (Tape 3)SoundConcerts
Community concerts
Songs
Folk singers
Guitarists
Minorcans
Guitar music
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Florida history
Local history
Singers
Musicians
Performers
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a_s1701_01_tape04Evening Program at the Old Marble Stage (Tape 4)SoundConcerts
Community concerts
Songs
Folk singers
Guitarists
Minorcans
Guitar music
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Florida history
Local history
Singers
Musicians
Performers
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a_s1701_01_tape05Evening Program at the Old Marble Stage (Tape 5)SoundConcerts
Community concerts
Songs
Folk singers
Guitarists
Minorcans
Guitar music
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Florida history
Local history
Singers
Musicians
Performers
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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_t86-077Interview with and peformance by harpist Jesus RodriguezSoundFieldwork
Music performance
Latinos
Harp music
Performers
Performing arts
Venezuelan Americans
String instruments
Harps
Oral histories
Life histories
Interviews
Harpists
Musicians
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a_s1714_04_tape36Interview with bluegrass performer Don AdamsSoundFieldwork
Sound recording
Oral histories
Bluegrass music
Musicians
Life histories
Singers
Performers
Musical groups
Oral narratives
Interviews
Bluegrass musicians
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a_s1576_t86-084Interview with bluegrass performer E. Gordon RouseSoundFieldwork
Oral histories
Performing arts
Performers
Life histories
Bluegrass music
String bands
Musical traditions, Anglo-Americans
Interviewing
Interviews
Composers
Composer
Bluegrass musicians
Musicians
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a_s1576_t82-033Interview with blues singer Mary McClainSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
African Americans
Music business
Blues (Music)
Performing arts
Singing
Religion
Christianity
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Traveling theater
Minstrel shows
Family history
Performers
Blues singers
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a_s1576_t86-074Interview with Cuban drummer Raúl "Macuye" DuanesSoundField recordings
Music performance
Latinos
Cuban Americans
Musical groups
Performers
Performing arts
Arts, Cuban
Drummers (Musicians)
Musicians
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