"Blind" Johnny Brown & "Reverend" N. L. Williams interview and performance backstage at the 1978 Florida Folk Festival

Date: May 28, 1978

Source: S1576 , T78-326, T78-327, T78-335, T78-336, T78-337, T78-338, T78-339

Type: Sound

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Title of Work

  • Take Me Back (T78-326)
  • Jesus on the Mainline
  • Change Will Come
  • Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
  • All in My Mind
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • Take My Hand, Precious Lord
  • Is That Old Ship Arriving
  • The Old Red Rooster
  • My Mama Done Told Me
  • Amazing Grace
  • I Saw the Light
  • Glory, Glory (When I Lay My Burden Down)
  • We'll Understand It Better By and By
  • Baby, Please Don't Go
  • (Give Me That) Old-Time Religion
  • Were You There
  • By and By (T78-327)
  • There When God Can Use You
  • Jesus Met the Woman at the Well
  • White Town (T78-335
  • Corn Dogs
  • Farther Along (T78-336)
  • Tell Him What You Want (cont. on T78-337)
  • Change Has Come
  • Will the Circle Be Unbroken
  • In My Mind
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • Precious Lord, Take Me Hand
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • Precious Lord, Take Me Hand
  • The Red Rooster
  • Amazing Grace
  • The Old Rugged Cross (T78-338)
  • I Saw the Light
  • Glory, Glory Hallelujah
  • By and By (T78-339)
  • Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
  • That Old Time Religion
  • Were You There
  • Jesus Met the Woman at the Well

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  • Seven reel-to-reel audiotapes. Recording of a conversation and impromptu performance by Brown and Williams. This was the first time these men had met. They discuss gospel, country, rock and roll, and blues music; women; segregation; other folk festivals; various jobs they worked; and performing. They perform several songs. The audio quality varies from poor to fair throughout. Copied onto audiocassettes C81-12, C81-13 and C81-14.

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