Playing the diddly bow for students

234367
Date
1982-10
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-three black and white images.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-289
Diddly bow

Moses Williams playing diddly bow for children

234029
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two proof sheets with 57 black and white images, plus negatives. 15 January 1981.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P81-118 - P81-119
Diddly bow

Moses Williams playing the diddly bow

234035
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Seven black and white prints. See also proof sheets in S 1577, Box 17, folder 116. (P81-116)
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-3 - P82-9
Diddly bow

Moses Williams making and playing a diddly bow for students

234350
Date
1982-10
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-six black and white images. Images of Moses Williams making a diddly bow, then playing it for students in Hillsborough County. These images were created as part of the Florida Folk Arts in the Schools program. Biographical information on Williams can be found in S 1613.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-272
Williams making a diddly bow

Moses Williams playing his diddly bow for students

234347
Date
1982-10
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-seven black and white images. Images of Moses Williams playing his diddly bow -- a one-string guitar-like instrument used for blues music -- for students in Hillsborough County for the Florida Folk Arts in the Schools program. Biographical information on Moses Williams can be found in S 1613.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-269
Williams playing his diddly bow

Moses Williams playing the diddly bow at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival

235391
Date
1981-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Six color slides.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S81-413 - S81-414; S81-464 - S81-467
Diddly bow

Moses Williams playing the diddly bow at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival

235875
Date
1980-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Six color slides. Moses Williams was orginally from Mississippi. He moved to Florida in the 1950s. The diddly bow was a one-string homemade musical instrument, also known as a "yakkedy board." More information on Williams and the instrument can be found in S 1577, box 17, folder 78.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S80-195 - S80-200
in the 1950s. The diddly bow was a

Moses Williams playing the diddly bow

237842
Date
03/11/1980
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
C80-6
the diddly bow, a one

Fieldwork for the Folklife in the Schools in Hillsborough County

234345
Date
1982-10
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with 21 black and white images, plus negatives. Images of El Sol Cigar shop, Ed's Real Pit BBQ, Wanda Bean, Richard Williams, and diddly bow players Moses Williams.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-267
, and diddly bow players Moses

Images of the 1984 Pioneer Days Folk Festival in Orlando

234776
Date
1984-11-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Eight color slides. 761-766: syrup making; 767-768: Moses Williams playing the diddly bow.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S85-752 - S85-760
Williams playing the diddly bow.

Moses Williams playing the diddley bow

233990
Date
1980-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four black and white prints. Moses Williams was originally from Mississippi. He moved to Florida in the 1950s. He played the diddly bow, a one-string homemade musical instrument, also called a "yakkedy board." Information on the instrument and on Moses Williams may be found in the folder. A recording of the performance can be found in S 1576, box 3, cassette C80-6.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P80-380 - P80-383
Diddly bow

Interview with and music performance by blues musician Moses Williams

238637
Date
1980-03-11
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Moses Williams was originally from Mississippi. He moved to Florida in the 1950s. He played the diddly bow, a one-string homemade musical instrument, also called a "yakkedy board." Images from this performance can be found in S 1577, box 17, folder 78 (along with more information on the diddly bow). More from this field recording session can be found in S 1576, box 3, C80-6; and T81-15.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-86
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/Collections/folklife/folklife

1981 Florida Folk Festival

234056
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four proof sheets with 87 images. P82-93 1-4 festival crowds 5-9 Ida Goodson with children 10-16 Secretary of State George Firestone with Thelma Boltin 17-20 Children P82-94 1-3 Ida Goodson playing piano 4-14 Beseda dancers from Masaryktown 15 Buckshot Barndancers 16-20 Unidentified P82-95 1 Unidentified 2-4, 18-21 views of main stage 5-17 Ida Goodson performing on the main stage P82-96 1-3 stagehand setting up Moses William's diddley bow 4-8 Moses Williams playing diddly bow 9,19-21 main stage 10-12 Thelma Boltin speaking to crowd from main stage 13-18 Ida Goodso
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-93 - P82-96
Diddly bow

Moses Williams playing at a fruit stand

234027
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet, with 17 black and white images. 15 January 1981. For 8x10 prints, see S 1577, Box 17, folder 126.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P81-116
Diddly bow

Saturday performances at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 9)

238548
Date
1982-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as the emcee. Folklorist Devane introduced Williams, who played the diddly bow. Moses Williams was originally from Mississippi. He moved to Florida in the 1950s. He played the diddly bow, a one-string homemade musical instrument, also called a "yakkedy board."
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-29
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

Centerstage Show

238602
Date
1984-06-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
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.
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
V85-2
Diddly bow

Blues performer Moses Williams performing for students

238596
Date
1984
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One video cassette (3/4" tape). 45 minutes. Williams answers students' questions about his diddley bow and his life, little bit on folk medicine, string figures, homemade instruments.
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
V84-33
Diddly bow

Saturday afternoon performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

239090
Date
1980-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T80-61
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

Interview and music performance with blues singer Moses Williams

239246
Date
1977-11-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Williams was born 15 February 1919 in Itta Bena, Mississippi. After traveling with several acts in the 1930s/1940s, he moved to Florida to work the citrus groves. He always played the diddly bow, a one-string instrument played throughout that south that functioned as a primitive guitar. Moses talked about playing the diddly (for this recording, he hung a broom wire from the wall); performing with Sonny Boy Williams; and his life history. He played several songs. NOTE: According to the depositor's agreement, any commercial use of this recording must be cleared by Moses Williams or Dwight Devane.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-300
always played the diddly bow

Images from the North Florida Folklife Project

234160
Date
1978-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Ten proof sheets with 322 black and white images. P78-357, 358 Ella Mae Huffman making baskets. Includes images of Peggy Bulger (70 images) P78-359 Images of cigar roller Domingo Rojas, as well as of St Augustine (33 images) P78-360, 361 Painter Pharoah Baker (37 images) P78-362 Three musicians: Horace Fletcher, Robert Blackwelder, Dwight Devane P78-363 Whip cracker Claude Sheppard (35 images) P78-364,365 Shoeshiner Frank Mitchell (70 images) P78-366 Moses Williams playing the diddly bow (35 images) P78-367 Basket maker Mebelan Halloway (35 images)
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P78-357 - P78-367
Diddly bow

Monday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

238947
Date
1981-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Schuman played the autoharp; and Fontana the banjo. Their performance began on T81-61. Williams was born 15 February 1919 in Itta Bena, Mississippi. After traveling with several acts in the 1930s/1940s, he moved to Florida to work the citrus groves. He always played the diddly bow, a one-string instrument played throughout that south that functioned as a primitive guitar. The Green Grass Revival's set continued on T81-63.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-62
Diddly bow

Duplicate photographs from Folk Arts in the Schools program

234374
Date
1982-10
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Nine photographic black and white prints. These images are duplicates of those found in S 1577, Box 18, folders 15-16. Images created during the Folk Arts in the Schools in Hillsborough County. P82-310, 311: Moses Williams and his diddly bow; P82-312: Vernon Tucker demonstrating his gill net to students; P82-313-314, 317: Robert Pascuiti demonstrating cats netting; P82-315 Janie Hoover with crabs; P82-316: Willie Crain's Crab Hut; P82-318: fiddle maker Tom Lovelace with homemade fiddles; P82-319: Ladder for citrus pickers.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-310 - P82-319
Diddly bow

Interview and music performance with blues singer Moses Williams

239172
Date
1978-04-22
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Williams was born 15 February 1919 in Itta Bena, Mississippi. After traveling with several acts in the 1930s/1940s, he moved to Florida to work the citrus groves. He always played the diddly bow, a one-string instrument played throughout that south that functioned as a primitive guitar. Moses talked about his songs; professional nicknames; the music business; working for the Silas Green Traveling Show as a clown; how he wrote his songs; performing on Beale Street in Memphis; and the history of blues music. In addition, Williams plays several of his songs. (The reels T81-16 and T81-17 may be a duplicate recording of this interview.)
Type
Sound
Item ID
T78-320
Item ID
T78-321
always played the diddly bow

Sunday evening performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239104
Date
1980-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The start of the Wind That Shakes the Barley performance can be found on T80-73. Moses Williams played blues music on the diddly bow. Workman played a conch shell.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T80-74
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

1980 Florida Folk Festival

234001
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Five photographic proof sheets with 163 black and white images. P80-427: 3-4, 29 Moses Williams and his diddly bow 5-6 Ventriloquist 7-24 George Firestone at festival 26-37 Moses Williams and Firestone P80-428 7-10 shell blower 11-13 Moses Williams performing 14-20 puppeteers performing 21 Johnnie and Bob Patterson singing 22-38 Too dark P80-429 9-20 Gamble Rogers with others -- dark 21-23, 28-29 Lucreaty Clark making a basket 24-27 Moses Williams (dark) 30-35 Greek Islanders of Tarpon Springs P80-430 8-17, 19, 30-32, 25-26 George Firestone. With Thelma Boltin in 30-31; with O.B. Osceola in 8-9 20-24, 35-37 Crowds 27-29, 33-34 Nikitas Tsimouris playing tsabouna 38-39 Seminoles P80-431 2-3 unidentified 4-7 Firestone and Phi Wernley, FFF director 8-10 children 11-12 Firestone 13-20 Firestone and Boltin 21-22 Nikitas Tsimouris 24-26 Firestone 27-36 Gamble Roger
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P80-427 - P80-431
Diddly bow

Compilation for the American Folklore Society

237686
Date
1978-10
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Music performance for the American Folklore Society annual meeting.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C79-74
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife/folklife

Saturday performances at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 9)

238572
Date
1982-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-51
Diddly bow

Moses Williams playing his diddley bow

235777
Date
1978
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Ten color slides. Williams playing blues music on his diddley bow at an unspecified location. Also includes an image of him talking with folklorist Dwight Devane. A diddley bow is a one-string instrument usually used for blues music. It is often played with an empty beer bottle. Williams performed at several festivals, and is featured on the Florida Folklife Program recording, Drop On Down in Florida (see C81-31 and C81-32 in S 1576).
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S78-626 - S78-635
Diddly bow

Interview and music performance with blues singer Moses Williams

238915
Date
1978-02
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Moses talk about his songs; professional nicknames; history of the song Apple Core; and performances of some his compositions. (This interview may be a duplicate recording of T78-320 and T78-321, which took place on 22 April 1978.)
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-16
Item ID
T81-17
Diddly bow

Images of the 1981 Florida Folk Festival

235403
Date
1981-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
218 color slides. Images of dancers, singers, puppeteers, basket makers, weavers, park staff, clogging, carvers, audiences, and the faciliies at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival. Some of these images have been described in more detail in other database entries.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S81-385 - S81-603
Diddly bow

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