Sunday performances at the 1955 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Date: May 1, 1955

Source: S1576 , T76-11

Type: Sound

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Event Name

Collector or Fieldworker

Tradition Bearer

Genre or Occupation

Title of Work

  • Steal Away (University of Florida Geel Club)
  • Drill Ye Tanners
  • That Old Time Religion (Dawson)
  • Down in the Valley (Llewelyn/Divison of Music)
  • Down By the Riverside
  • Just to Be Contented (Amigo Male Singers)
  • Unidentified song

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Corporate or Conference Name


  • 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. Dawson was a former slave, and talks about her early life briefly before singing. According to the 1930 census, she was born in 1856 and lived in Genoa in Hamilton County.

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