Interview with and music performance by blues guitarist Willie Gillard






Audio recording



Item ID:

T81-18; T83-72 - T83-73

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Title of Work

  • Polk County Blues (T81-18)
  • John Henry
  • Unidentified song
  • Sitting On Top of the World
  • Drinkin' That Wine
  • Unidentified song
  • Polk County Blues (T83-72)
  • Treat Me Wrong
  • Polk County Blues (T83-73)

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General Note/Comment

  • Three reel to reel recordings. Born near Charleston, South Carolina, he learned guitar from a neighbor. He moved to Florida to pick oranges, and played music as a sideline. He later moved to Tampa to be a plumber. These are field recordings from the Florida Record Project. That project, along with work for the North Florida Project, resulted in the two-album recording, Drop On Down in Florida.

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