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

Date: May 2, 1969

Source: S1576 , T77-208

Type: Sound

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  • Opening remarks (Knott)
  • East Virginia Blues (Cunningham)
  • Mountain Dew
  • Seminole lore (Billie)
  • I Had a Horseshoe (Greensboro Junior Chorus)
  • Battle Hymn of the Republic
  • Water Witching demo (Morgan)
  • Lets Get Together (Folsom/Waldby)
  • Hapless Harry
  • Chicken Rail (Zeke & Rosa Stephens)
  • Tennesee Wagoner
  • Coming Round the Mountain
  • Kill the Old Red Rooster
  • My Little Pup (Hallie Wiggins)
  • John Henry (Brewer Yeast Cakes)
  • Little Liza Jane
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhody
  • When You and I Were Young Maggie (Yokeley)
  • Little Birdie (LeFevre)
  • Sylvie
  • Bonapartes Retreat (Cox)
  • Talking Baltimore Blues
  • Little Brown Jug (Hall)
  • Hook and Line
  • Ballad of Davy Crockett (Tom & Esther Beadnell)
  • Quacker Lover
  • Brer Rabbit and the Crocodile (Boltin)
  • Three unidentified French folk songs (Malkine)

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  • One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. (The first third of the reel consists of Friday morning performances, and last third of Saturday morning performances -- see separate entries for details.) Knott, of Kentucky, was the festival's first director in 1953 and 1954. Billie was from Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation. Sunland Sunshine Singers were from Tallahassee. Cox lived in Moorehead, North Carolina. The Brewer Yeast cakes were based out of Gainesville. Rosa and Zeke lived in Panama City. Hall was from Sarasota. Esther Beadnell lived in Orange Park, originally from West Virginia, while Tom was from New York. Malkine sang French folk songs. Boltin, the festival director, told a Brer Rabbit tale. The Friday evening performances were rained out.

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