Gamble Rogers Tribute at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)

Date: May 24, 1992

Source: S1576 , T92-54, T92-55

Type: Sound

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  • Nine Pound Hammer (Pacetti, Vala) T92-54
  • Deep Gap Salute
  • The Dutchman (Southwind)
  • Hear I SIng to You (Fitchen)
  • An Empty Chair
  • Walk Proud My Son (Grooms)
  • Blood Mountain (Robinson) T92-55
  • Eulogy (Jeffrey Rogers, nephew)
  • Eulogy (Jack Rogers, brother)
  • Folk Festival Theme Song (Crawford)
  • Orange Blossom Special (all)

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  • Two reel to reel recordings. Landon Walker served as the emcee. Famed Florida songwriter and folk singer Gamble Rogers died on 10 October 1991 saving a man drowning on the East Coast. The following Festival, several Florida singers gatehred on the final night to offer a tribute. The Governor declared 24 May 1992 as Gamble Rogers Day. Crider hoted the tribute.

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