Performances at the 1973 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

Date: August 31, 1973

Source: S1576 , T77-233

Type: Sound

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  • Festival Opening (Saunders & Dozier & Boltin)
  • Old Folks at Home (Muller)
  • Polly Wolly Doodle (Zeke & Rosa Stephens)
  • Just Because You Think That Shes So Pretty
  • Down Yonder
  • Bill Bailey
  • Red River Valley
  • Under the Double Eagle
  • Wabash Cannonball
  • Battle Hymn of the Republic (Bullard)
  • Old Blue
  • I Have Been Driving On Bald Mountain (Tillinghast)
  • Foggy Dew
  • Buffalo Boy
  • Down in the Valley (Koehler)
  • I Gave My Love a Cherry
  • Old Folks at Home (Dunscombe)
  • Mountain Rain (Sheddan)
  • Baby Tree
  • Wreck of the Old 97
  • Puppet theater (Shoestring Puppet Theater)
  • Unidentified song (Tom & Esther Beadnell)
  • Lady Mary
  • Pompey Smash
  • Jesus Loves Me (Jumper)
  • Unidentified gospel song in Mikasuki
  • Old Black Joe (Wiggins)
  • Florida Tall Tales (Frog Smith)
  • Silver Dagger (Thomas)
  • Clogging demo (Tony Johnson)
  • Theres a Hole in the Bucket (Muller & Thomas)
  • When I First Came to the Land (Muller)
  • Dumbartons Drums -- Tribute to Bob Beers (audience sing-along)
  • June Apples (34th Street Laundromat String Band)
  • Froggie Went a Courting
  • Whole Stole the Lock Off the Hen House Door
  • Hungry Hash House
  • Callahan
  • God Moves On a Windstorm
  • Aloha Oe (Dunscombe)
  • Beautiful Dreamer
  • Place Names of Florida (Bloodworth)
  • TB Blues (Whatley)
  • Ravishing Ruby
  • Muleskinner Blues
  • Queen Jane (Carter)
  • Lass Do You Think It Would Be All Right
  • Tarot Time
  • I Cant Tell the Boys From the Girls (Sawgrass Boys)
  • Banjo Signals

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  • One reel to reel recordings. Boltin served as emcee. Wiggins played the musical bottlephone. The audience sang Dumbarton's Drums in tribute to long-time festival performer Bob Beers, who died in a car accident in 1972.

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