Friday evening performances at the 1959 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)






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Event Name

Collector or Fieldworker

Tradition Bearer

Genre or Occupation

Title of Work

  • Accordion music (Pankratz)
  • Opening remarks (Fowler/Boltin)
  • Legend of How Animals Came to Be (Billie)
  • Jesus Loves You
  • Old Time Religion
  • Comments on Seminoles (Devane)
  • Creek Indian Lore (Beaver)
  • Watermelon Song (Boltin)
  • Brazos Song (Hunter)
  • Cruel Mother Down By the Greenwood Side
  • In Dixie (Folk Band)
  • Punch and Judy Show (Whitehead)

Place Name

Corporate or Conference Name

General Note/Comment

  • One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1959 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1. There is a 20+ minute blank spot on the original reel recording.

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