Sunday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 14)

Date: May 25, 1986

Source: S1576 , T86-147

Type: Sound

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  • Tribute to Paul Champion: Oklawaha Laissez-Faire (Rogers, Fitchen, Ballew, Boltin) (continued from T86-146)
  • Production Fisherman
  • Roll On, Manatee
  • Turtle Mound Jubilee
  • Where the Withlacoochee Waters Flow
  • Keep on the Sunny Side of Life
  • Two Little Boys
  • Klezmer music (Jaime Bronsztein) (Continued on T86-148)

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  • One reel to reel recordings. Devine and Boltin served as emcee. Champion's tribute began on T86-146. Champion died in February 1986. Born 23 March 1938, Champion was a nationally recognized banjoist who wrote several instructional banjo manuals. In the early 1960s, he and Jim (later Gamble) Rogers were playing local clubs, along with Will McLean. He even recorded the soundtrack for the low-budget horror film 2000 Maniacs (directed by Herschel Gordon Lewis), filmed in Orlando. By the time of his death, he was a Florida Folk Festival regular, and major influence upon many Florida musicians.

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