Sunday afternoon performances at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Date: September 4, 1977

Source: S1576 , T77-297

Type: Sound

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  • Have I Given Anything Today (Robert Williams)
  • Jordan River - I am Bound to Cross
  • Serving God
  • Water witching (Don Thompson)
  • I Do Not Eat Possum a Lot (Don Grooms)
  • Dirty Dan the Bike Man
  • Belinda Sam McCullum
  • Hills of Carolina (Don Grooms & Marty Schuman & Tim DeMase)
  • Orange Blossom Special Dont Stop in Waldo Anymore (w/McLean)
  • Hold Back the Waters
  • Pioneer Ethics (Dale Crider & Linda Bittner)
  • Gospel Snakes
  • Grandfathers Clock
  • Black Gold
  • Steady State
  • San Francisco Bay Blues (Gamble Rogers)
  • Boogie
  • Polk Salad Annie
  • Careless Love
  • Lovesick Blues
  • The Sheik of Araby
  • Black Water Blues
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • Scottish bagpipes (Allen Baker)
  • Uncloudy Day (John WIlliamson)
  • Dying Soldier

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  • One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Williams was a street performer from Tallahassee. Thompson was a water witcher (diviner) from Clearwater. Grooms was a University of Florida journalism professor -- as well as a singer-songwriter-guitarist. Schuman played the autoharp. Dale Crider and Linda Bittner (later Mrs. Crider) sang about the environment; they lived in Gainesville. Rogers was singer-guitarist from St. Augustine. His performance was the last one for Sunday. George Heaps-Nelson joined him for a couple of songs.

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