Group portrait of the Sunshine Bluegrass Boys in Lakeland, Florida.

242135
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP77116
Sunshine Bluegrass Boys

Six photo albums of Saturday performances at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival

234453
Date
1993-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
"272 photographic prints in six small photo albums, labeled 1 through 6. No index for images. Album #1 [Old Marble Stage]: *Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys (Dana Cupp - banjo; Robert Bowlin fiddle; Clarence "Tater" Tate - bass; Tom Ewing - guitar) *Florida Folk Heritage Awards (Ormond Loomis, Frank & Ann Thomas, Bobby Johns, Willie Jones, Nancy Rogers) Album #2 [Old Marble & Main Stage]: *Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys (Dana Cupp - banjo; Robert Bowlin fiddle; Clarence "Tater" Tate - bass; Tom Ewing - guitar) Album #3: *Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys (Dana Cupp - banjo; Robert Bowlin fiddle; Clarence "Tater" Tate - bass; Tom Ewing - guitar) performing on Old Marble Stage *Bill Monroe with crowd (including Mary McClain) *Seminole Family Camp *Tom Walton *Mary McClain & Willie James performing on Old Marble Stage *Florida Fiddlers Competition Album #4 *Fiddler Dick Seaman & guitarist Jack Piccalo on Main Stage *Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys (Dana Cupp - banjo; Robert Bowlin fiddle; Clarence "Tater" Tate - bass; Tom Ewing - guitar) performing on Main Stage and Old Marble Stage Album #5 *Mary McClain & Willie James performing on Old Marble Stage *Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys (Dana Cupp - banjo; Robert Bowlin fiddle; Clarence "Tater" Tate - bass; Tom Ewing - guitar) performing on Main Stage, (with the sign language interpreter in some images) *Craft demonstrations *Unidentified string band rehearsing *Tom Walton *Bill Monroe with fans (Including Liz Pennock) *Pierce Pettis on Old Marble Stage *Florida Fiddlers Competition Album #6: *Jack Piccalo rehearsing in campground *Unidentified string band on Main Stage *Frank & Ann Thomas, and other performers on Gazebo Stage *Visitors to the Florida Folk Festival *Will McLean Foundation booth"
Type
Still Image
Bluegrass Boys

Bill Monroe performing at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival

234457
Date
1993-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Sixty-six black and white images. the Bill Monroe performing at the Florida Folk Festival. Monroe, a mandolin player, was known as the creator of bluegrass style of music. Performing here with his band, the Bluegrass Boys (from which the musical genre's name is derived) Monroe was often referred to as the Father of Bluegrass. For more images of Monroe at the Festival, see S 1577, Box 37. For audio of Monroe performing, see tapes D93-11 and D93-12 in S 1576.
Type
Still Image
Bluegrass Boys

Saturday performances at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 7)

240501
Date
05/29/1993
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
D93-12
Bluegrass Boys

Saturday performances at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 3)

240514
Date
05/29/1993
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
D93-25
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/Collections/folklife

Saturday performances at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 6)

240500
Date
05/29/1993
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
D93-11
; the Bluegrass Boys)

Promotional photograph for the Orange Blossom Bluegrass

234561
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two black and white prints. Two publicity photgraphs for the Orange Blossom Bluegrass, a five-member musical band (although only three members are pictured.)They performed at the 1977 and 1978 Florida Folk Festivals. The group consisted of: Dave Langston -- fiddle; Oscar Singleton -- bass; Stan Bailey -- guitar; Bob Prue -- mandolin; Nick Leslie -- banjo. Their homebase was in Tampa.
Type
Still Image
Orange Blossom Bluegrass

Interview with musician J. D. Agner, Jr.

238487
Date
1983-03-31
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Mr. Agner discusses his family and background; how he got started in music; remembers first song he learned, "I Saw the Light"; talks of his first band, The North Florida Bluegrass Boys; talks about styles he plays - bluegrass and Gospel; how he learned to play guitar; songs he learned from his father: "I Live On", "Great Speckled Bird"; talks about other family members that play; talks about cane grinding; making can syrup; speaks of plans to teach his children music and cane grinding. At the time of interview, he worked as a meat packer.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C84-57
Bluegrass Boys; talks about

Friday morning performances at the 1971 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

239294
Date
1971-05-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. NOTE: Due to technical problems with the original reels the recording quality of the 1971 Florida Folk Festival is exceptionally poor. Boltin served as emcee. (The last five tracks of the reel -- not listed here -- are from the Friday afternoon program. See separate entry for description.) The first few tracks may have been from the previous day's program (Thursday, 6 May, 1971). The reel indexes are unclear. The Schillings were from Cosby, Tennessee. Jean played dulcimer. The Orange Blossom Bluegrass were from Tampa. Nelson lived in Gainesville. Pavitt lived in Juneau, Alaska. The Good Guys were based out of West Palm Beach. Fiddler Stephens lived in Panama City. Starker played the steel drums.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-222
Blossom Bluegrass Boys)

Copy of the phonographic recording: White Springs Bluegrass Festival

238063
Date
1972-05-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. NOTE: Because this was a copyrighted recording, no copies of the recordings will be made. Recording of the 1972 White Springs Bluegrass Festival, which was actually an impromptu bluegrass performance at the Florida Folk Festival's campground. The recording marked the first professionally-released recording of the Florida Folk Festival, even though it consisted of unofficial performances. Recorded and mixed by Blair Mooney, Studio 70, Tampa, Florida and produced and directed by Ben Brown and Peter Leonardi. Released by Kaloosa Record Company in Tampa.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C81-33
Florida Folklife Program

Sunday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Disc 8)

241514
Date
05/25/2003
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
CD03-25
's Bluegrass Boys in the 1960s. Josh

Recording of the Phonograph album Ida Goodson Sings and Plays Church Music and Songs From the South

238741
Date
1973-08-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. NOTE: Becuase this is a copyrighted recording, no copies can be made of the reel. Recorded in 1975 in New Orleans by Lars Edegran in his apartment, and released that year by CSA (CLPS 1015)For a copy of the album's liner notes (including a brief history of the recording) see S 1579, box 1, folder: Tape log Indexes T83-117 through T83-120.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-122
Orange Blossom Bluegrass

Performances at the 1970 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239285
Date
1970-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Caney Forkers were from Cookeville, Tennessee. Malkine played the lute, and sang French folk singers. Mitchell was from Lake City. The Bakerettes were based out of Gainesville. Starker loved in Sarasota. The Antioch Junior Choir sang gospel songs, and were from Manning, SC. <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <a href="&quot;http://www.floridamemory.com/Collections/folklife/FFF-MP3/1970/T77-214SideThree.mp3&quot;"><br /></a>
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-214
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

More Music from the Florida Folklife Collection

253477
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
This CD features selections from well-known artists such as Don Grooms, Etta Baker, Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, and Jean Ritchie. Download the disc as a ZIP file containing 320kBps MP3s. Contact the State Archives of Florida to request a complimentary CD. Liner Notes 1. Give A Poor Dog A Bone - Mary Smith McLain (download) With Willie James and friends. Recorded: May 28, 1993 (Florida Folklife Program) 1993 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S 1576, tape D93-6) 2. Somewhere to Lay My Head - Williams Singers (download) Recorded: May 27, 1988 (Florida Folklife Program) 1988 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S 1576, reel T88-16) 3. I Believe - Don Grooms (download) Recorded: May 28, 1995 by Nancy Buchanan (Florida Folklife Program) 1995 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S 1576, tape D95-36) 4. Butter Beans - Thelma Boltin and Tom Walton (download) Recorded: May 24, 1985 (Florida Folklife Program) 1985 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S 1576, reel T85-1) 5. Lotus - Ann Yao (download) Recorded: May 22, 1992 (Florida Folklife Program) 1992 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S 1576, reel T92-7) 6. Cuckoo Bird - Doc Watson and Merle Watson (download) Recorded: April 30, 1977 (Florida Folklife Program) Performance at the Stephen Foster Center White Springs, Florida (S 1576, reel T77-281) 7. One Dime Blues - Etta Baker (download) Recorded: May 28, 1994 (Florida Folklife Program) 1994 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S 1576, tape D94-28) 8. Vietnamese Folk Song - Pham Duy (download) Recorded: May 6, 1966 (Stephen Foster Center) 1966 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S 1576, reel T77-158) 9. The Water is Wide - The Beers Family (download) Recorded: May 4, 1963 (Stephen Foster Center) 1963 Annual Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S 1576, reel T77-143) 10.Kimballs' Rachael - Amy Cox with apprentice Bob Murphy (download) Her father, Gerry Cox, accompanied on guitar. Recorded: May 24, 1991 (Florida Folklife Program) 1991 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S 1576, reel T91-14) 11. We Are Going to Paint the Town - The Stanley Brothers (download) Recorded: 1985 from c.1958 radio transcription recording (Florida Folklife Program) Performance on the Suwannee River Jamboree radio program, WNER Live Oak, Florida (S 1576, reel T85-66) 12. Kind Hearted Woman - Johnny Shines (download) Recorded: April 16, 1977 (Florida Folklife Program) Portable Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S 1576, reel T77-277) 13. Cruel Mother - Jeanie Fitchen (download) Recorded: May 22, 1992 (Florida Folklife Program) 1992 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S 1576, reel T92-67) 14. Back in the Saddle Again - Jim Bob Tinsley (download) Recorded: March 9, 1984 by Nancy Nusz (Florida Folklife Program) Performance at the Ocala Public Library Library Folklife Program Ocala, Florida (S 1576, tape C84-10) 15. Wellington's Reel - James Kelly (download) With George Phillips on guitar. Recorded: May 22, 1992 (Florida Folklife Program) 1992 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S 1576, reel T92-67) 16. Nottamun Town - Jean Ritchie (download) Recorded: 1976 (Florida Folklife Program) Performance at the Stephen Foster Center White Springs, Florida (S 1576, reel T77-262) 17. I Prayed Until I Found the Lord - Richard Williams, Lillie Williams, & Ella Mae Wilson (download) Recorded: March 16, 1980 by Dwight Devane (Florida Folklife Program) Performance at Richard William's home Florida Record Project Newberry, Florida (S1576, reel T83-65) 18. Wayfaring Stranger - Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys (download) Recorded: May 29, 1993 (Florida Folklife Program) Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) White Springs, Florida (S 1576, tape D93-25)
Type
Sound
and His Bluegrass Boys

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