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Frank Mitchell interview for the North Florida Folklife Project

Frank Mitchell interview for the North Florida Folklife Project

Date
1978-05-02
Description
One reel-to-reel recording. Mitchell, born in Greensboro, Alabama, first moved to Florida in 1949. Eventually, he was hired by Capells Shoe Store to shine (and later repair) shoes. Florida Folk Festival director Thelma Boltin discovered him in the early 1970s, and he performed at several festivals thereafter. He does not sing (he usually has a harmonica player accompany him) but rather creates a syncopated beat with his rag. In the interview, he discusses his early life, moving to Florida, working at the shoe store, performing his shoe shine rag, and gives examples of his skill.
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Shoe Shiner Frank Mitchell in Lake City

Shoe Shiner Frank Mitchell in Lake City

Date
1978-05-02
Description
One black and white print. Image taken by McCallum while working for the Southern Folklife Center, in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Performances at the 1970 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 9)

Performances at the 1970 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 9)

Date
1970-05
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Muller was from New Smyrna Beach. Hall lived in Sarasota. Mitchell was a shoe shiner who created a tune through his rag. Stephens was a fiddler from Panama City. The Lefevres lived in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Beers family, from Petersburg New York, also directed the Fox Hollow Folk Festival. Al Marton led the Jacksonville Jewish Center Chorus.

 


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Performances at the 1974 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 8)

Performances at the 1974 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 8)

Date
1974-08-30
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
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Sunday morning performances at the 1971 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Sunday morning performances at the 1971 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Date
1971-05-09
Description
One reel to reel recording. NOTE: Due to technical problems with the original reels the recording quality of the 1971 Florida Folk Festival is exceptionally poor. The second half of the reel consists of the Sunday afternoon program, not listed here (see separate entry for description.) Boltin also served as emcee.
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Recordings of the First Annual South Florida Folk Festival (Day One)

Recordings of the First Annual South Florida Folk Festival (Day One)

Date
1986-03-22
Description
Six audio cassettes. Sponsored by the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, the festival was held at the Metro-Dade Cultural Center. In 1987, the name of the festival was changed to the Traditions Festival. Stock and Sommers served as emcees. Mariachi Jalisco consisted of: Francisco Rodriguez, guitar; Gabriel Mateo, trumpet; José Areano, guitarón; Hector Varel, trumpet; Pablo Martinez, vihuela. The Billy Rolle Jazz Band consisted of: Billy Rolle, alto and tenor sax; Noel Cruz, electric piano; Robert Cooper, string bass; Al Greers, drums.
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Recordings of the First Annual South Florida Folk Festival (Day Two)

Recordings of the First Annual South Florida Folk Festival (Day Two)

Date
1986-03-23
Description
Six audio cassettes. Sponsored by the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, the festival was held at the Metro-Dade Cultural Center. In 1987, the name of the festival was changed to the Traditions Festival. Stock and Sommers served as emcees. Mariachi Jalisco consisted of: Francisco Rodriguez, guitar; Gabriel Mateo, trumpet; José Areano, guitarón; Hector Varel, trumpet; Pablo Martinez, vihuela. The Billy Rolle Jazz Band consisted of: Billy Rolle, alto and tenor sax; Noel Cruz, electric piano; Robert Cooper, string bass; Al Greers, drums. The bata drummers consisted of: Rinaldo Pena, drum; Arturo Pena, drum; Cerresta Quinzano, drum; Ernesto Pichardo, vocals. Bronsztein played the clarinet, while Bracha joined him on electric piano.
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Roy lee Walker popping rags at Dadeland Saks men's department

Roy lee Walker popping rags at Dadeland Saks men's department

Date
1985-09
Description
Two color slides. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1985 and 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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Roy Lee Walker shining shoes at the First Annual South Florida Folklife Festival (1986)

Roy Lee Walker shining shoes at the First Annual South Florida Folklife Festival (1986)

Date
1986-03-22
Description
Four color slides. Sponsored by the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, the festival was held at the Metro-Dade Cultural Center. In 1987, the name of the festival was changed to the Traditions Festival.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_t78-315Frank Mitchell interview for the North Florida Folklife ProjectSoundAfrican Americans
Shoe shiners
Interviews
Field recordings
Oral narratives
Occupational folklore
Shoes (footwear)
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Shoe Shiner Frank Mitchell in Lake CityShoe Shiner Frank Mitchell in Lake CityStill ImageAfrican Americans
Occupational groups
Work
Workplace
Labor
Shoe shiners
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a_s1576_13_c84-046Classic Country, Frank Mitchell, Community Revival Center, and Shorty Bedenbaugh performing at the 1983 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Performing arts
String bands
Stringband music
Old time music
Country music
Bluegrass music
Musicians
Bands (Music)
Singers
Shoe shiners
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a_s1576_t77-221Performances at the 1970 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 9)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Singing
Guitar music
Old time music
Arts, Jewish
Folk singers
Jewish Americans
Religious songs
Gospel songs
Fiddle music
Folk songs, French
French Americans
Songs, French
Harmonica music
Choir singing
Choirs (music)
Singers
Fiddlers
Harmonica players
Choruses
Musicians
Shoe shiners
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a_s1576_t77-246Performances at the 1974 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 8)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Singing
Folk singers
Old time music
Choir singing
Stringband music
Guitar music
Bluegrass music
String bands
Gospel songs
Hymns
Religious music
Religious songs
Singers
Bands (Music)
Storytellers
Bluegrass musicians
Musicians
Shoe shiners
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a_s1576_t77-228aSunday morning performances at the 1971 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Singing
Music performance
Religious songs
Old time music
Guitar music
Gospel music
Folk singers
String bands
Gospel songs
Harmonica music
Singers
Guitarist
Bands (Music)
Harmonica players
Musicians
Shoe shiners
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a_s1576_17_c86-001Recordings of the First Annual South Florida Folk Festival (Day One)SoundFieldwork
Folklore revival festivals
Folk festivals
Performances
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Concerts
Klezmer music
Arts, Venezuelan
Harp music
Jazz music
Mariachi music
Arts, Haitian
Drum music
Arts, Irish
Storytelling
Fiddle music
A capella singers
A capella singing
Singers
Musicians
Jazz musicians
Storytellers
Bands (Music)
Musical groups
Fiddlers
Shoe shiners
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a_s1576_17_c86-007Recordings of the First Annual South Florida Folk Festival (Day Two)SoundFieldwork
Folklore revival festivals
Folk festivals
Performances
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Concerts
Klezmer music
Arts, Venezuelan
Harp music
Jazz music
Mariachi music
Arts, Haitian
Drum music
Arts, Irish
Storytelling
Fiddle music
A capella singers
A capella singing
Jí­baro (Puerto Rican identity)
Clarinet music
Singers
Musicians
Jazz musicians
Storytellers
Bands (Music)
Musical groups
Fiddlers
Shoe shiners
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Roy lee Walker popping rags at Dadeland Saks men's departmentRoy lee Walker popping rags at Dadeland Saks men's departmentStill ImageFieldwork
Occupational groups
Workplace
African Americans
Labor
Shoe shiners
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Roy Lee Walker shining shoes at the First Annual South Florida Folklife Festival (1986)Roy Lee Walker shining shoes at the First Annual South Florida Folklife Festival (1986)Still ImageFieldwork
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Demonstrations
Occupational groups
Occupational folklore
African Americans
Shoe shiners
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