Friday evening performances at the 1979 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Date: May 25, 1979

Source: S1576 , T83-92

Type: Sound

Download: MP3

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  • In the Garden & Aloha Oui (Aubrey Dunscombe & Virginia Daniels)
  • Old Blue (Jerry Bullard)
  • When the Works All Done This Fall
  • You Can Not Be a Beacon If Your Light Do Not Shine
  • Rocky Top (Skip Johns and the Travelers)
  • Proud Mary
  • Roll in My Sweet Babys Arms
  • Doing My Time
  • Wabash Cannonball
  • Ghost Riders in the Sky
  • Will the Circle Be Unbroken
  • Orange Blossom Special
  • Onward Christian Soldiers (Harry Fox)
  • Beautiful Dreamer
  • Camptown Races
  • In Old Shanty Town
  • Shady Grove (Lee & Peggy Kelly)
  • Jug of Punch
  • Shenandoah
  • Sending Up My Timber (Sweet Home Baptist Church & New Bethel AME Methodist Church choirs)
  • Lord I Want to Be a Christian
  • Amazing Grace
  • Copper Kettle (Sheila Flemming Miller)
  • Scottish Womans Drinking Lament
  • Away O-ee

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  • One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Dunscombe was from Gainesville, he had been playing the saw for 50 years by 1979, and the festival for 25 years. Called the Musical Carpenter, he was a retired UF professor. Guitarist-singer Bullard was from White Springs. The Travelers were based out of Lake City, the band consisted of Skip (banjo), Claudie (Skip's father; guitar), and Buddy Harvey (Skip's cousin; bass). Buddy taught in Duval County, and Skip and his father owned a TV shop. From Branford, this was Fox's first festival performance. He played since the 1930s. In 1932 on WJBU, he was known as Eddie Fox. The Kellys were from Palatka. From Brooksville, Miller was the daughter of Ed Flemming.

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