Opening performances of the 1979 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Date: May 25, 1979

Source: S1576 , T83-91

Type: Sound

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  • Opening remarks (Thelma Boltin)
  • Broken Vessel (Marshall & Mary Collins)
  • Going Where the Wicked Will Cease From Troubles
  • Going Home to Be With Jesus
  • Whip cracking demonstration (Curly Dekle)
  • Six Days on the Road (Lance Lazonby)
  • The Gambler
  • Arkansas Traveler
  • Sugar in the Gourd (Bucksnort Barndance Band performing for the Cross Creek Cloggers)
  • Stay All Night
  • Shortening Bread
  • Rain and Snow (L. J. Slavin)
  • Shebeg Shemor
  • Staten Island Hornpipe
  • When You and I Were Young, Maggie
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast

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Description

  • One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The Collins (in their first festival performance) were from Eustis. They sang with their children: Rose, Hurbert, Ronnie, Yolanda, and Crystal. Dekle demonstrated whip cracking. Lazonby, a lawyer, was from Hawthorne. The Bucksnort Barndance Band played clogging music for the Cross Creek Cloggers -- both from Gainesville. Slavin, from Miami Beach, played old time music at his festival.

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