The Makley Family at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Crossroads Stage - Festival History)

Date: May 24, 1992

Source: S1576 , Container 29 , C92-11

Type: Sound

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  • One audio cassette recording. Merri McKenzie interviews Makley Family of Jacksonville, FL on their musical tradition of yodeling; first appearance at the Folk Festival in 1972; Makleys perform "Swiss Chalet" and "Sleep, Baby, Sleep". Mrs. Makley discusses the history of yodeling and its presence in cowboy music, particularly "Cattle Song", "Cowboy's Sweetheart" (with "Sailor's Sweetheart" verses). The Makleys consist of Elroyce Howard Makley (or Mrs. Makley - autoharp), Gail Makley Maynard, Ruth Makley Mason, Bettina Makely Johns (guitar), Natalie (Makley) Miniard (age 15), Stephen Makley (age 12), Sarah Johns (age 10). Because this was the 40th festival, the Crossroads area was partly devoted to performers who contributed to the festival's past and development.

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