Sunday morning performances at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

Date: September 4, 1977

Source: S1576 , T77-295

Type: Sound

Download: MP3

Download: MP3

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  • Marianne (Junkanoos)
  • I Will get Along Somehow
  • Limbo Time
  • When I Get to Gloryland
  • Take Up the Cross and Follow Me (Bill Smith)
  • I Have Been Traveling for Jesus
  • I am Just Going Over Home (Esther Beadnell)
  • I Want to Be Ready
  • Who Did Swallow Jonah
  • Then We Will Be Going Home (Betty Smith)
  • And He Rambled
  • When They Ring the Golden Bells
  • Where Will I Shelter My Sheep Tonight
  • Beautiful Dreamer (Frog Smith)
  • I Only Want a Buddy (Mary and Sarah Bonk)
  • Lazarus Like a Tramp
  • Oh Shenandoah
  • When the Storms of Life Are Raging
  • Whistle Daughter Whistle (Jeanie Fitchen)
  • When I Was Single
  • Cherry Tree Carol
  • I Will Fly Away (Betsy Bouwhuizen)
  • The Savior of the World
  • Give Your Hand to the Master
  • Hallelujah
  • Jesus Loves Me
  • It Is a Blessing (Reatha Marshall)
  • Lord I Thank You
  • That Old Gospel Ship (Joe Mark)
  • Old Billy, the Youngest Dirt Farmer
  • Yo-Yo Man (Joe Mark with gene & Gail Smith)

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  • One reel to reel recording. (The start of the reel is the end of the Saturday evening performances.) Boltin served as emcee. Bill Smith was from Fort Myers, and was Frog Smith. Beadnell was from Orange Park. The Bonks were from Atlanta. Dinger-guitarist Fitchen was billed at the time as Eugenia Sisinni Jones. Bowhuizen was one-half of the Wiggin Sisters, who played several folk festivals. Singer Marshall lived in White Springs. Joe Mark and the Smiths were singer-musicians from St. Augustine.

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