Sunday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

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One reel to reel recording. Last performances of the 1975 festival. Sunday was devoted to religious music. Jones and Quimby, both from Brunswick, Georgia, were later known as the Georgia Sea Island Singers. They performed black spirituals. The Boyers were from Webster Grove, Missouri, and were the family of the late Bob Beers. The square dancers were from Murfreesboro, Tennessee and performed to pre-recorded music. The Makley Family were from Jacksonville, and consisted of Elroyce, Bettine, and Ruthanne Makley. This was their third Festival. Jay Smith was also from Jacksonville. Hallman was from Greenville, S.C. Banjoist Cadwell's performance was not recorded -- only his introduction. Betty Smith lived in Marietta, Georgia. Fiddlers Zeke and Rosa Stephens lived in Panama City. Jumper was a Seminole storyteller from Hollywood, Florida. The Mitchells, of Washington DC, performed shaped note songs. The bluegrass band, Skip Johns and the Travelers, were from Lake City, and sang gospel songs. Hancock, of Suffolk, Virginia, played the dulcimer. The Abundant Life Singers were from Clearwater, and led by David McAbee. Singer Marshall was from White Springs. Dunscombe played the musical saw, and was a long-time festival performer. Singer Muller was from Lake Mary. Storyteller Boltin was also the festival's director and emcee. The Dirt Kickers Band, led by Sara Carter, came from Tallahassee. Hand and the Englishes all lived in Jacksonville. They wrote their own songs.
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