Friday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

Date: August 29, 1975

Source: S1576 , T79-14

Type: Sound

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  • First Show Boat (Seafood Combo)
  • Terren Tela
  • Mr. Bojangles
  • Cabaret (Alachua County Older American Council)
  • Sing Hallelujah (Barbara Muller)
  • Heaven is a Beautiful Place I Know
  • Ground Hog
  • Drink to Me Only (Howie & Ann Mitchell)
  • Finger-picking Exercise
  • Greensleeves
  • John Henry (Dan Tillinghast)
  • Babes in the Wooods
  • Bald Mountain
  • Old Folks at Home (Way Down Upon the Suwannee River) (Aubrey Dunscombe)
  • Beautiful Dreamer
  • Oh! Suzanna
  • Black Nag (Folksdancing) (incomplete)
  • Train imitation on harmonica (Dan Smith)
  • Jews Harp tune
  • Fox and Hound Chase
  • Silver Haired Daddy (Makley Family)
  • Cowboys Sweetheart
  • The Swiss Boy Taught Me to Yodel
  • Lock Lomond (Nick Hallman)
  • Devilish Mary
  • Katie Dear
  • Old Folks at Home (Way Down Upon the Suwannee River) (Caney Forkers)
  • Home Sweet Home
  • You Can Not Chop Your Papa in Massachusetts
  • This Morning (John Johnson)
  • June Allen
  • Wild Hog in the Woods
  • Polly Put the Kettle On
  • Flamenco Song (John Huber)
  • Unidentified Arabic song
  • Unindentified bar song
  • The Stern Old Bachelor (Tom & Esther Beadnell)
  • Pretty Polly Oliver
  • Lord Randell
  • Battle Hymn of the Republic (Abundant Life Singers)
  • We Need a Little More Time To Get It Together
  • Jesus is the Answer
  • That is Why I Proclaim the Name of Jesus
  • National Anthem (Zeke & Rosa Stephens)
  • Chicken Reel
  • Rubber Dolly
  • Under the Double Eagle
  • Monologue (Jumper)
  • Fischers Hornpipe and Speed the Plow (The Boyer Family)
  • Rain-Shine (incomplete)
  • A Cake Walk (Paul Cadwell)
  • Old Black Joe
  • Old Folks at Home (Way Down Upon the Suwannee River)
  • Joe Hill (Paul Battle)
  • Ode to Big Blue
  • Keep on the Sunny Side of Life
  • I Can Feel the Sweet Wind Blowing (Sonia Malkine)

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  • One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Seafood Combo was from Tallahassee, and consisted of Tony Verderamo (accordian); Larry Abrams (violin/mandolin); and Pam Mansfield (tambourine). Alachua County Older American Council square-danced. Muller was from Lake Mary. The Mitchells played the dulcimer, and were from Washington DC. Tillinghast was from Hollywood, Florida. Dunscombe of Gainesville played the musical saw. The Folksdancing, of Sarasota, consisted of the Whitehead family. Deacon Dan Smith, from White Plains, New York, played the harmonica. The Makley Family were from Jacksonville, and Nick Hallman was from Greenville, South Carolina. The Caney Forkers were from Cookeville, Tennessee and consisted of: Mike & Jeanette Kasnia; Graham, Betty, Heather, and Holly Kash. Johnson was from Gainesville. The Beadnells were from Orange Park. Fiddlers Zeke and Rosa Stephens were from Panama City. The Boyers from Webster Grove, Missouri (and the family of folk singer Bob Beers' sister). Banjoist Cadwell hailed from Jackson Heights, New York. Battle was from Tampa -- this was his first festival. Malkine was from Shady, New York.

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