Saturday evening performances at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

Date: May 8, 1954

Source: S1576 , T76-6

Type: Sound

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Event Name

Collector or Fieldworker

Tradition Bearer

Genre or Occupation

Title of Work

  • Town crier (Hall)
  • Introduction of the Seminoles (Knott)
  • Green Corn Dance (Bowlegs/Osceola)
  • Alligator Call (Bowlegs)
  • Buffalo Dance
  • Green Corn Dance (Beaver)
  • Farewell Song
  • Square dancing (UF faculty)
  • Rocking Jerusalem (Unidentified performer)
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • Little Brown Jug (Neal)
  • On Top of Old Smoky
  • Blue Tail Fly

Place Name

Corporate or Conference Name


  • One reel to reel. The first half of the reel consists of Friday evening and Saturday morning performances. Knott served as the emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1954 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1.

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