Friday morning performances at the 1969 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Date: May 2, 1969

Source: S1576 , T77-208

Type: Sound

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  • Welcome (Saunders/Meadows)
  • Speech on Florida music (Housewright)
  • Who Built the Ark (Columbia County Elementary)
  • Its Me of Lord
  • Speech (Knott)
  • Buffalo Dance (Billie)
  • Zoodio, Zoodio (Carver Elementary School)
  • Who Stole the Cookie
  • Dance demo (A.C .Reynolds)
  • Cotton Needs Picking (Alachua Elementary School)
  • Plant Sweet Potatoes in Sunny Land
  • Gypsy Rollers (Caney Forkers)
  • Copper Kettle
  • Staggerlee (Hall)
  • Darling Corey
  • Waltz Quadrelle (White Springs Elementary)
  • Boil Them Cabbage Down (LeFevre Family)
  • Aiken Drum
  • Rain (Eastside Elementary School)
  • Sakura
  • Little Orphan Annie (Boltin)
  • Truthful Bill (Wiggins)
  • You Are My Sunshine
  • Dance demo (Whitehead)
  • Sugar Cane Press (Cunningham)
  • Whtie Springs Song

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  • One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. (The second half of the reel consists of Friday afternoon performances -- see separate entry for details.) Saunders was the chairman of the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission. Meadows was White Springs' mayor. Housewright was the Dean of Music for Florida State University. Shore was from Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation. Knott was the festival's first director. The Caney Forkers were based out of Cookeville, Tennessee. The Wiggins (Velma and daughter Hallie) lived in Bradenton. For You Are My Sunshine, they played the musical bottlephone. Hall lived in Sarasota, and sang mountain ballads.

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