Musician James Billie

234472
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Five black and white images. Unspecified locations and years. Images of Billie playing guitar.
Type
Still Image

James E. Billie and family

236375
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One color print. Used a Christmas card by the Billies in 1985.
Type
Still Image

Sunday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 4)

237978
Date
05/25/1986
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-199

Seminole chief Jim Billie with son at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival

234334
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One black and white print. Chief Jim (James) Billie with son at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-189

Closing performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival

236463
Date
1985-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with 22 black and white images (plus negatives); and 20 color prints.
Type
Still Image

Images of the 1989 Florida Folk Festival

236483
Date
1989-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Five proof sheets with 180 black and white images (plus negatives).
Type
Still Image

Florida Seminoles at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival

234426
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three black and white prints. P82-396: Jim Billy with son; P82-397: O.B. Osceola with Secretary of State George Firestone; P82-398: Josie Billie with festival attendee (photo by Robert Leaky of the St. Petersburg Times).
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-396 - P82-398

Saturday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 21)

238104
Date
1985-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-39

Saturday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 19)

237924
Date
05/24/1986
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-132

Saturday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 24)

238107
Date
1985-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Rogers served as emcee. Final performance of Saturday night.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-42

Saturday performances at the 1983 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 19)

238791
Date
1983-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-190

Saturday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 17)

240146
Date
1999-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Billie opened his set by discussing the Green Corn Dance. His performance is continued on C99-39.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C99-38

Saturday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 18)

240147
Date
1999-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. His performance began on C99-38.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C99-39

Saturday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 15)

240279
Date
2000-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C00-36

Seminole Tribe Chairman James E. Billie performing at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival

234622
Date
1986-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two black and white prints. Also known as Chief Jim Billie, James Billie was elected chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida in 1979. It was during his chairmanship, which ended admidst controversy in 2001, that the Seminole peoples' five reservations began their profitable gambling operations. I...
Type
Still Image

Saturday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Disc 8)

241627
Date
05/27/2006
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
CD06-15

Sunday performances at the 2002 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Disc 8)

240998
Date
05/26/2002
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
CD02-22

James Billie's airboat and camp

235682
Date
1984-11-13
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Fifteen color slides. Billie's airboat is painted with an image of Billy Bowlegs. Images were created as fieldwork for the apprenticeship program. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share tech...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S6-986 - S86-999

Saturday evening performance and awards ceremony at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival

236471
Date
1987-05-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof with 36 black and white images (plus negatives). Music performances, and the presentation of the 1987 Florida Folk Heritage awards.
Type
Still Image

Sunday performances at the 2001 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 6)

240362
Date
2001-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). Thomas served as emcee. The band that played with Billie featured Rayford Starke (guitar), Bob Parker (guitar), David Shelly (guitar), and Bob Taylor (keyboards).
Type
Sound
Item ID
D01-21

Saturday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 18)

237923
Date
05/24/1986
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-131

Saturday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 23)

238106
Date
1985-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Rogers served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-41

Florida Folks: 1985 Florida Folk Festival

238626
Date
1985-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One video cassette. (3/4" tape) 60 minutes.
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
V86-21

Saturday performances at the 1983 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 18)

238790
Date
1983-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-189

Patsy West and James Billie discussing Seminole history

236427
Date
1987-11-22
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Very poor audio quality. Patsy West was a published historian of Seminoles, including 'The Enduring Seminoles' (1998). The Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project was conducted under the direction of Barbara Beauchamp in two phases: 12 November 1987 through 31 January 1988 by Debbie ...
Type
Sound

Recordings of the Folk Show

240488
Date
1987-08-02
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
20 audio cassettes. NOTE: Due to copyright issues, duplications will not be made. Patrons may only listen to recordings in the research room. The Folk Show was a weekly radio show broadcast between August 1987 through January 1988, and was hosted by Butterfield. The show featured an eclectic mix of...
Type
Sound
Item ID
FS-1 - FS-20

Saturday performances at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 10)

238549
Date
1982-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as the emcee. Roger's performance conlcudes on T83-31.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-30

Sunday evening performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

239105
Date
1980-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T80-75

Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 6)

239766
Date
1996-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Serrante continues from C96-108 and discusses instruments such as the "talking drum", calabash shaker, Brazil shaker, agugo or African hand bell. He performs "Calypso Song" on the steel drum. He also explains Calypso music and how it can "bring the world together". Chief ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C96-109

Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 7)

239767
Date
1996-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Billie continues from C96-109 with an explanation of Green Corn Dance and other Seminole dances such as the Firefly Dance. He discusses religious inflences on his people and different things the tribe went through. He talks about Seminole language origins for river names. ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C96-110

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