The Saw Grass Boys at the Florida Folk Festival

234501
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four black and white prints. Images created by the Dept. of Commerce of the Saw Grass Boys performing bluegrass music at various Florida Folk Festivals. Frank Cunningham was the group's leader. One image shows festival director Thelma Boltin onstage with them.
Type
Still Image

Frank Cunningham and the Sawgrass Boys performing at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

109632
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA3687

Saturday afternoon performances at the 1968 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239257
Date
1968-05-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. (The first half of the reel consists of Saturday morning performances.) The Bluegrass Pals were from Jupiter. Yokely and his club were from St. Petersburg. Tillinghast as a guitarist from Hollywood. Hall was from Sarasota. The Vicks lived in Apopk...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-189

Friday morning performances at the 1968 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239233
Date
1968-05-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-181

Friday morning performances of the 1967 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239324
Date
1967-05-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The Beers Family were from Petersburg, New York. Zeke and Rosa Stephens were from Pensacola.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-171

Saturday afternoon performances of the 1967 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239329
Date
1967-05-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The first half of the reel consists of the Saturday morning program (see separate entry for that description.)
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-174

Sunday morning performances at the 1969 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239281
Date
1969-05-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-210

Sunday afternoon performances at the 1971 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239301
Date
1971-05-09
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. The first half of the reel consists of the Sunday morning program, not listed here (see separate entry for description.) Boltin also serv...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-228

Performances at the 1970 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 8)

239291
Date
1970-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. The ballad and blues Society was based in Nassau, Bahamas, and were William and Barbara Koehler. Norcross lived in Tampa, as did Knight. <p>&nbsp;</p> <a href="&quot;http://www.floridamemory.com/Collections/folklife/FFF-MP3/1970/T77-220SideThree.mp3&quot;"><br /></a>
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-220

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

239230
Date
1977-09-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. (The second half of the reel consists of the Saturday afternoon performances.) Burstine was the wife of the late bob Beers, and lived in Petersburg, New York where directed the Fox Hollow Folk Festival. Johnson was a guitarist from Gaiensville; his...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-291

Saturday morning performances at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

239231
Date
1977-09-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. (The second half of the reel consists of the Saturday afternoon performances.) Burstine was the wife of the late bob Beers, and lived in Petersburg, New York where directed the Fox Hollow Folk Festival. Johnson was a guitarist from Gainesville; his...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-291

Performances at the 1970 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

239286
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. Starker lived in Sarasota. The Antioch Junior Choir sang gospel songs, and were from Manning, SC. <p>&nbsp;</p>
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-215

Saturday afternoon performances at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239236
Date
1977-09-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Williamson was from Palatka. Zeke was a fiddler from Panama City. His wife Rosa straw beat for him. The Mt. Carmel Choir were from Palatka, and led by Choice Butler. The Wild Bunch clogged to Sawgrass Boys dance music.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-291

Friday morning performances at the 1969 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

239276
Date
1969-05-02
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. (The second half of the reel consists of Friday afternoon performances -- see separate entry for details.) Saunders was the chairman of the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission. Meadows was White Springs' mayor. Housewright was the Dean of Music for ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-208

Friday afternoon performances at the 1969 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

239277
Date
1969-05-02
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. (The first third of the reel consists of Friday morning performances, and last third of Saturday morning performances -- see separate entries for details.) Knott, of Kentucky, was the festival's first director in 1953 and 1954. Billie was from Brig...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-208

Saturday evening performances at the 1969 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

239280
Date
1969-05-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. (The second half of the reel consists of the Sunday morning program. See separarte entry for that description.)
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-210

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