Friday performances at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 15)

Date: May 25, 1984

Source: S1576 , T84-17

Type: Sound

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  • Indian dance demonstration (Nila & Jaya Radhakrishnan)
  • Old Folks at Home (Way Down Upon the Suwannee River) (Mitchell)
  • Way Down in Florida (Deep Water Family)
  • Hi-ho Roll Me Over
  • What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor
  • Two Foot Tall

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  • One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Mother Jaya and daughter Nila demonstrated traditional dances of India. Shoe shiner Frank Mitchell, of Lake City, performed songs in a shoe-shine rag style. From Jacksonville, the Deep Water Family consisted of Cindy, Mike, and Steve Nash.

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