Fifteen color and black-and-white prints. Includes images of Seminoles, Wheels of the World string band, blues singer Mary McClain, blues pianist McBride, various stage performers, and a shape note singing hymn book.
One audio cassette. (Duplicates located in S 1576, box 37, tapes 24 & 25.) Part three of a six-part radio series produced by the Florida Folklife Program and WJCT-FM (Jacksonville) that explored traditional arts and culture in Florida. This episode dealt with minstrel shows and the blues.
One color slides. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican...
One video cassette. (1/2" tape) 20 minutes. Includes a discussion with Hugh Southern on political and economical aspects of folklife programs; Moses Williams performing with the dddley bow and O.B. Osceola on dug-out canoes.
Thirty-seven color slides. Images are of performances at Club Royal on Alcaniz Street. The band consisted of: James Franklin Davis (trumpet); John Boller (sax); Clyde Andrew (drums); Harold Andrews (bass). For a recording of this session, see S 1576 (reels T83-146 and T83-148)
Eight color slides. Includes images of McClain at her home and with her husband, and also images of her old photographs. Known as Diamond Teeth Mary for the jewels she placed in her teeth in the 1940s, Mary was born in West Virginia, and always claimed to be the half sister of fellow blues singer Be...
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