Saturday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 4)

Date: May 24, 1997

Source: S1576 , Container 68 , C97-74

Type: Sound

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  • One audio cassette recordings. Sax Kari (a.k.a. "Candied Yams") is interviewed by Brent Tozzer. He discusses his childhood in New Orleans and the blues and jazz influences on his life (such as Benny Goodman and Charlie Christian). He speaks about learning music (specifically piano from Fats Waller) and early groups in which he played. He also discusses the various terms used for African-Americans and their changes over time as well as growing up during the Depression and his first job with the WPA.

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