Eddie Johnson interview

Date: January 27, 1984

Source: S1576 , Container 12 , C84-6

Folk Survey: Folklife In-State

Type: Sound

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Description

Johnson, a quartet singer, describes his early childhood and his family's move from Georgia to Florida in 1927; early jobs; early involvement with gospel singing through church; remembers such groups as the Bright Star Jubilee Singers, Stars of Harmony, and Sons of Daniel; singing with the Spiritual Harmonizers; the Florida Nightingales; his family; work as a manager of singing groups; radio program in Coral Gables; Henry Stone, who recorded his group, the Suwannee Quintet.

1984 Florida Folk Festival Program

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C84-13Legendary Cowmen Workshop at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area/Old Marble Stage)
C84-14History of Florida Ranching Workshop at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area/Old Marble Stage)
C84-16Bucksnort Barndance Band and the Cross Creek Cloggers performance and workshop at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area/Old Marble Stage
C84-17Suwannee River Five Band demonstration for the Sundance and the Sundance Kids Cloggers at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area/Old Marble Stage
C84-19Legendary Cowmen Workshop at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area/Old Marble Stage)
C84-20Women and Ranching Workshop at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area/Old Marble Stage)
C84-21History of Florida Ranching Workshop at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area/Old Marble Stage)
C84-25The Cowboy Drifters Trio performing at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area/Old Marble Stage)
C84-27Florida ranching narrative session at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area
C84-29Suwannee River Five Band performing for the Back Porch Cloggers at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area/Old Marble Stage)
C84-31Rodeo Workshop at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area/Old Marble Stage)
C84-35History of Florida Ranching Workshop at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area/Old Marble Stage)
T84-4Friday performances at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 2)
T84-5Friday performances at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 3)
T84-8aJoe Attwood & the Southland String Band performance at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival Main Stage
T84-8bErnie Williams performance at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival Main Stage
T84-11Friday performances at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 9)
T84-17Friday performances at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 15)
T84-26Saturday performances at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 6)
T84-32Saturday performances at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 12)
T84-33Saturday performances at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 13)
T84-35Saturday performances at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 15)
T84-36Saturday performances at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 16)
T84-42Sunday performances at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 2)
T84-48Sunday performances at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 8)
T84-60Sunday performances at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reels 20 & 21)
T84-63bJoe Attwood & the Southland String Band performance at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival Stage III (First performance)
T84-69bJoe Attwood & the Southland String Band at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival Stage III (Second performance)
T84-75Saturday performances at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Stage III) (Reel 5)
C78-43W. H. Hammack interview
C78-45Valley A. Hill interview
C82-4Peggy Bulger and Betsy Peterson interview
C83-46Charles Usina interview
C84-6Eddie Johnson interview
Tape 1bChildren's lore in North Florida

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