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

Date: May 23, 1992

Source: S1576 , T92-83

Type: Sound

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  • 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.

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