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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Washboards"
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Celebration Express - William "Washboard Bill" Cooke

Celebration Express - William "Washboard Bill" Cooke

Date
1980
Description
One video recording. (1/2" tape; 7 minutes) David Holt discusses W. Palm Beach, "Washboard" Bill and David Holt play music together (on washboard and spoons), "Washboard Bill" discusses coming to Palm Beach County.
Collection
Washboard Bill Cooke interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Washboard Bill Cooke interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

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.
Collection
Washboard Bill Cooke performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Washboard Bill Cooke performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Date
1992-05-23
Description
One reel to reel recording. Crider served as the emcee. Cooke was 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.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Celebration Express - William "Washboard Bill" CookeCelebration Express - William "Washboard Bill" CookeMoving ImageInterviews
Spoons
Television
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
African Americans
Washboards
Singers
Musicians
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a_s1685_05_tape25Washboard Bill Cooke interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundSingers
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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a_s1576_t92-083aWashboard Bill Cooke performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Performances
African Americans
Popular songs
Music performance
Washboards
Singers
Musicians
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