Recordings of the 1984 Suwannee River Jamboree (First Day)

Date: September 15, 1984

Source: S1576 , T85-67, T85-68, T85-69, T85-70, T85-71, T85-72, T85-73, T85-74, T85-75, T85-76, T85-77, T85-78, T85-79

Type: Sound

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  • Introduction (Owen) (T85-67)
  • Old Country Church (Suwannee River 5)
  • Old Home Place
  • Just Because
  • Do Not Say When You Go
  • Gone, Gone Gone
  • Arab Bound (T85-68)
  • Rocky Top
  • Oh Little Indian (Bucksnort)
  • Do Not Get Drunk
  • Green Back Dolly-O
  • Hangmans Reel
  • Radio show history (Bonds/Protsman)
  • Ways of the World (Bucksnort) (T85-69)
  • Grub Springs
  • Garfield
  • Sandy boys
  • Matches Under the Hill
  • How My Girl Can Love (Jubilees) (T85-70)
  • Lonesome Feeling
  • Little Cabin on the Hill
  • John Hardie
  • In the Pines
  • Fox on the Run
  • Dark Holler
  • Beverly Hillbillies
  • I Can Hear Florida Choo Choo Coming
  • Cripple Creek (T85-71)
  • Will the Angels Tell Her (Timber)
  • Old Spinning Wheel in the Parlor
  • Blue Eyes
  • Sunny Mount CLimes
  • I Know You Are Married, But I Still Love You
  • Foggy River
  • Shackles and Chains
  • Lonesome Indian (T85-72)
  • Arkansas Traveler (Bucksnort)
  • Julie Ann Johnson
  • Jumo Jim Crow
  • Walking in the Parlor
  • Hang Me
  • Sweet Miss Julie
  • Discussion of radio show (Fowler/McDaniel/Protsman/Johnson) (T85-73)
  • Jamboree Radio Show (T85-74)
  • Rocky Top (Rainbow) (T85-75)
  • Green Green Grass of Home
  • Feel Right
  • Mountain Dew
  • Orange Blossom Special
  • Houston
  • Tulsa Time
  • Down Yonder (Theus)
  • Back in the Saddle (Jenkins)
  • You Are My Sunshine (T85-76)
  • Turn Me Loose
  • Send Me the Pillow You Dream On
  • Family Who Prays (Johnson)
  • Love Me Darling, Just Tonight (Timber)
  • Little Girl of Mine From Tennessee
  • Going Down the Road Feeling Bad (T85-77)
  • Home Sweet Home
  • You Are My Flower
  • Nine Pound Hammer
  • Take Me As I Am Or Let Me Go
  • Old Slue Foot (Jubilees)
  • Million Years of Glory (T85-78)
  • Tennessee Keep Calling Me
  • Beautiful Rose
  • Ashes of Love
  • Blue Kentucky Girl
  • A Little More Like Heaven
  • Dear Old Dixie
  • I Was Country When Country Wasnt Cool (Rainbow)
  • Blue Suede Shoes
  • Years (T85-79)
  • Two More Bottles of Wine
  • Can Not Stop loving You
  • Johnny Be Good
  • Coconut Grove

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  • Thirteen reel to reel recordings. Recordings of the first day of the 1984 Suwannee River Jamboree homecoming held at the Stephen Foster State Cultural Center, the first reunion to celebrate the original Live Oak-produced radio program of the same name. The concert included music performances, recounted stories, a recreation of a radio program, and clog dancing. Folklorist Blanton Owen, a renowned old-time musician, hosted the event. Between 1952 and 1959, the Suwannee River Jamboree radio show -- broadcast from Live Oak, Florida on WNER -- was Florida's largest and best known country music show. It was broadcast live three hours every Saturday night, with 30-minute versions syndicated across the Southeast. The show featured many North Florida and Southeast acts such as the Stanley Brothers, Jim and Jesse McReynolds, the White Springs Ramblers, and Clare Parker, as well as nationally famous guests such as Ernest Tubb, Grandpa Jones, and Ferlin Husky. The concert in these recordings was held in 1985 as a homecoming for the original radio series, and included several local bluegrass bands. A similar jamboree was held the next year (see T85-93 - T85-99; T85-107 - T85-108; and T85-149 for the 1985 concert.) For images of the 1985 program, see S 1577, Volume 27, S85-1311 - S85-1330.

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