The Trivette Family playing bluegrass

Date: January 28, 1985

Source: S1714 , Container 6

Type: Sound

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  • Walking in my Sleep
  • Cripple Creek
  • Soldiers Joy
  • Faded Love
  • Big Mon
  • Love Letters in the Sand
  • Mississppi Sawyer
  • Going Down the Road Feeling Bad (Reel 15)
  • Unidentified song
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown
  • Maggie's Blues
  • Old Spinning Wheel
  • Wildwood Flower
  • Wednesday Night Waltz
  • Pinto Bean Pie recipe
  • Unidentified song (Reel 16)
  • Whistling Rufus
  • The Old Plantation (repeated twice)
  • Arab Bounce
  • Old Joe Clark
  • Eighth of January
  • Unidentified song
  • You Are My Flower
  • Darcy Farrow
  • New River Train
  • New River Train (Reel 17)
  • Mustache on the Cabbage Head
  • Little Green Man
  • Last Train From Poor Valley
  • I Haven't Seen Mary in Years
  • I'll Break Out Again Tonight
  • Gathering Flowers from the Hillside
  • Mother's Only Sleeping
  • The Fields Have Turned Brown (Reel 18)
  • I Know You Are Married But I Love You Still
  • John Hardy
  • Cripple Creek (repeated twice)
  • Harold's Super Service
  • Love Please Come Home
  • Hot Corn, Cold Corn
  • Ballad of Jed Clampett
  • Maggie's Blues (Reel 19)
  • Clinch Mountain Backstep
  • Cluck Old Hen
  • Boil Them Cabbage Down
  • Tennessee Waltz
  • Old Joe Clark
  • Stone Walls and Steel Bars
  • Reuben's Train
  • John Henry
  • Unidentified song
  • Earl's Breakdown


  • Six reel to reel recordings. Recording 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). Images of the performance can be found in S 1577, volume 27. In winter 1985, the Bureau joined 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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