The Abundant Life Singers at the Florida Folk Festival

234565
Date
1974-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Eight black and white prints. The Abundant Life Singers, a gospel singing-quartet from Clearwater, performing at the 1974-1976 Florida Folk Festival.
Type
Still Image
Abundant Life Singers

The Abundant Life Singers of Clearwater performing at the 1976 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

109543
Date
1976
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA3635A
Abundant Life Singers

The Abundant Life Singers of Clearwater performing at the 1974 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

109546
Date
1974
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA3637A
Abundant Life Singers

The Abundant Life Singers of Clearwater performing at the 1974 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

109547
Date
1974
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA3638A
Abundant Life Singers

The Abundant Life Singers of Clearwater performing at the 1974 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

109549
Date
1974
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA3639A
Abundant Life Singers

The Abundant Life Singers of Clearwater performing at the 1974 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

109551
Date
1974
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA3640A
Abundant Life Singers

The Abundant Life Singers of Clearwater performing at the 1974 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

109553
Date
1974
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA3641
Abundant Life Singers

The Abundant Life Singers of Clearwater performing at the 1976 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

271420
Date
1976
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA3636A
Abundant Life Singers

Performances at the 1974 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239160
Date
1974-08-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-239
(Abundant Life Singers)

Saturday morning and afternoon performances at the 1976 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

239541
Date
1976-09-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-249
No More (Abundant Life Singers)

Saturday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

239162
Date
1975-08-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Dan Smith was a harmonica player from White Plains, NY. Dobbs was from Palatka. McKinney played the violin. The Hallmans were from Greenville, S.C. The Dirt Kickers were a string band from Tallahassee. Dinella and Myers were singer-guitarists from Tampa. Moore was from Green Cove Springs. Hancock was a dulcimer player from Suffolk, Virginia. Joe mark was from Chapel Hill, NC. The LeFevres were from Knoxville, and consisted of Richard, Shirley, Corey, Amy, and Geoffrey. Will McLean (the Black Hat Troubadour) was a singer-songwriter-guitarist from Orlando. Betty Smith was a dulcimer player from Marietta, Georgia. Jones and Quimby sang African American spirituals -- from Brunswick, Georgia, they would later be known as the Georgia Sea Island Singers. Huber was also from Knoxville, Tennessee. Listed in the program as Eugenia Sisinni Jones, the singer-guitarist was later known as Jeanie Fitchen. The Abundant life Singers were from Clearwater, and Malkine was from New York. <br />
Type
Sound
Item ID
T79-18
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Sunday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239165
Date
1975-08-31
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Last performances of the 1975 festival. Sunday was devoted to religious music. Jones and Quimby, both from Brunswick, Georgia, were later known as the Georgia Sea Island Singers. They performed black spirituals. The Boyers were from Webster Grove, Missouri, and were the family of the late Bob Beers. The square dancers were from Murfreesboro, Tennessee and performed to pre-recorded music. The Makley Family were from Jacksonville, and consisted of Elroyce, Bettine, and Ruthanne Makley. This was their third Festival. Jay Smith was also from Jacksonville. Hallman was from Greenville, S.C. Banjoist Cadwell's performance was not recorded -- only his introduction. Betty Smith lived in Marietta, Georgia. Fiddlers Zeke and Rosa Stephens lived in Panama City. Jumper was a Seminole storyteller from Hollywood, Florida. The Mitchells, of Washington DC, performed shaped note songs. The bluegrass band, Skip Johns and the Travelers, were from Lake City, and sang gospel songs. Hancock, of Suffolk, Virginia, played the dulcimer. The Abundant Life Singers were from Clearwater, and led by David McAbee. Singer Marshall was from White Springs. Dunscombe played the musical saw, and was a long-time festival performer. Singer Muller was from Lake Mary. Storyteller Boltin was also the festival's director and emcee. The Dirt Kickers Band, led by Sara Carter, came from Tallahassee. Hand and the Englishes all lived in Jacksonville. They wrote their own songs.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T79-20
Abundant Life Singers

Performances at the 1974 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

241187
Date
08/30/1974 - 09/01/1974
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-241
Abundant Life Singers

Saturday evening performances at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239240
Date
1977-09-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. McLean and Grooms were from Gainesville. Crider and Bittner (later Mrs. Crider) sang environmental songs, and were also from Gainesville. Smith was from Marietta, Georgia. Tillinghast was form Stone Mountain, Georgia. Mitchell performed a shoeshine rag with heaps-Nelson on harmonica. Moore was form Naples. Singer-storyteller-guitarist Rogers was from St. Augustine. Muller was a music instructor at Seminole Community College. Junkanoos played calypso music.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-294
Abundant Life Singers

Performances at the 1974 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239164
Date
1974-08-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-240
All (Abundant Life Singers)

Performers at the 1976 Florida Folk Festival

234489
Date
1976-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Twenty-eight proof sheets with 201 black and white images, plus negatives. No index for the proof sheets, though a few are identified on the back of the prints. P82-219: Theresa Rivera/Leon McDonald/Abundant Life Singers/dancers/Anne Lunestad; P82-220: Rick Norcross/Doc Fleming and Frick; P82-221: Jackie McGowen/Rutherford Company Square Dancers/Belle of the Suwannee tour boat; P82-222: Rutherford Company Square Dancers/Lee and Peggy Kelly/Shoestring Puppet Theater; P82-223: Lenore Waddell/Skip Johns and Travellers/Rutherford Company Square Dancers; P82-224: Rutherford Company Square Dancers/ Doc Fleming and Frick/Abundant Life Singers; P82-225: Zeke and Rosa Stephens/Shoestring Puppet Theater/Lenore Waddell; P82-226: Douglas Elliot/Evelyn Burstine/Mary Jane Bennet/Michael Moore/Dennis Henry/Shirley LeFeure; P82-227: Curly Dekle/Henry Bullard/Evelyn Burstine/Shirley LeFeure/Gamble Rogers; P82-228: Abundant Life Singers; P82-229: Abundant Life Singers/Gamble Rogers; P82-230: Rutherford Company Square Dancers/Betty Smith/Barbara Muller/Shirly Le Feure. P82-231: String band; P82-232: Kjell and Anne Lunestad/Albrey Dunscombe/Leroy Lamey/Evelyn Beers-Burnstein/Shirley LeFeure; P82-233: Tom and Hattie Beadnell/Michael Autorino/Betty Smith/Rutherford Company Square Dancers/Anne Lunestad; P82-234: School of Organic Education dancers/Coy Osceola/Tarpon Spring Greek Dancers; P82-235: Tarpon Springs Greek Dancers; P82-236: Susan Frisbee/Carlton Whatley/Overstreet Sisters/Jacki McGowen; P82-237: Tommy Dobbs, Skip Johns/Lenore Waddell/Rutherford Square Dancers; P82-238: School of Organic Education dancers/Tom and Hattie Beadnell/Thelma Boltin/Coy Osecola; P82-239: Lee and Peggy Rolling/Thelma Boltin/John McCutcheson/Tarpon Springs Greek Dancers; P82-240: Crafts area/Greek dancers; P82-241: Fruit picking tent; P82-242: Graham and Betty Cash/Kjell Lunestad/Ralph Gator; P82-243: Charles Close/Theresa Riviera/Robert King/Food area/Cuban-American Club Comparsa; P82-244: Mr. Box/Coy Osceola/Belle of Suwannee tour boat; P82-245: Belle of Suwannee tour boat/Betty Smith; P82-246: Cuban American Club Comparsa/Kjell Lunestad; P82-247: Skip Johns/Lenore Waddell/Mt.Carmel Choir; P82-248: Betty Cash; P82-249: Peggy and Lee Kelly; P82-250: Aubrey Dunscombe; P82-251: Eugenia Sisinni Jones; P82-252: Mary Jane Bennett; P82-253: Betsy Bowhzin/Eugenia Jones
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-219 - P82-253
-228: Abundant Life Singers; P82

Friday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239157
Date
1975-08-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Seafood Combo was from Tallahassee, and consisted of Tony Verderamo (accordian); Larry Abrams (violin/mandolin); and Pam Mansfield (tambourine). Alachua County Older American Council square-danced. Muller was from Lake Mary. The Mitchells played the dulcimer, and were from Washington DC. Tillinghast was from Hollywood, Florida. Dunscombe of Gainesville played the musical saw. The Folksdancing, of Sarasota, consisted of the Whitehead family. Deacon Dan Smith, from White Plains, New York, played the harmonica. The Makley Family were from Jacksonville, and Nick Hallman was from Greenville, South Carolina. The Caney Forkers were from Cookeville, Tennessee and consisted of: Mike &amp; Jeanette Kasnia; Graham, Betty, Heather, and Holly Kash. Johnson was from Gainesville. The Beadnells were from Orange Park. Fiddlers Zeke and Rosa Stephens were from Panama City. The Boyers from Webster Grove, Missouri (and the family of folk singer Bob Beers' sister). Banjoist Cadwell hailed from Jackson Heights, New York. Battle was from Tampa -- this was his first festival. Malkine was from Shady, New York. <br />
Type
Sound
Item ID
T79-14
of the Republic (Abundant Life Singers)

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