"Washboard" Bill Cooke interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area (Second interview)

239388
Date
1993-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. NKwanda Jah is the interviewer. The tape stops and starts intermittently. Cooke tells stories about busking and buck dancing. Members of the Gandy Dancers can be heard in the background. Cooke tells various stories from his life, including being locked up in Waycross, Georgi...
Type
sound
Item ID
C93-24

"Washboard" Bill Cooke interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area

239375
Date
1993-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassette recordings. NKwanda Jah is the interviewer. On C93-3, Cooke tells stories about traveling the railroads as a hobo during the 1930s; beginning his career as a washboard musician after World War II in 1946; problems with living in Palm Beach; and working for the Seaboard Air Line R...
Type
sound
Item ID
C93-3
Item ID
C93-4

"Washboard" Bill Cooke interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area

239380
Date
1993-05-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. NKwanda Jah is the interviewer. On C93-16, Cooke, born in Dupont, Fla., gives a history of his early life and family. He discusses his early experiences of hoboing and tells stories about hitchhiking in Florida. He details his educational experiences, including dropping out ...
Type
sound
Item ID
C93-17
Item ID
C93-16

Washboard Bill Cooke

236935
Date
1993
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with 25 black and white images (plus negatives); and five back and white prints. Used for the 1993 Florida Folk Festival booklet. Cooke was a former hobo and street performer who later performed at several South Florida nightclubs, singing and playing the washboard and ukelele. He wo...
Type
Still Image

Folklife People: Washboard Bill Cooke

274005
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
William "Washboard Bill" Cooke was born in Dupont, Florida, on July 4, 1905. He was known as a percussionist, as well as a captivating storyteller rooted in the minstrel tradition. During Cooke's childhood, his mother operated a juke joint in Dupont. The young Cooke would secretly stay up past his b...
Type
interactive resource

Washboard Bill Cooke promotional photograph

236937
Date
1960
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One black and white print. A promotional photograph for Cooke. Born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine, on 4 July. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first exposed to music and dance. He hoboed, played street music, worked for railways, and played at nightclubs in South Florida. In the in...
Type
Still Image

Big Bend Ramblers performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

237295
Date
1990-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Fitchen served as emcee. The band included of Gordon Scott (mandolin)and Mary Cox (bass).
Type
Sound
Item ID
T90-115

Washboard Bill Cooke story: A Hobo's Birthday

236883
Date
1988-01-02
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Cooke telling a story of travelling on trains on his birthday during the Great Depression. Born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine, on 4 July. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first exposed to music and dance. He hoboed, played street music, worked for railways, and...
Type
Sound

Saturday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Disc 4)

241539
Date
05/24/2003
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
CD03-48

Saturday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Disc 11)

241665
Date
05/27/2006
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
CD06-53

Doc Watson performance at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival Old Marble Stage

296524
Date
1996-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). This recording represents the first section of D96-33. Watson (guitar, vocals) is accompanied by Lawrence (guitar, vocals). He tells three stories and plays traditional tunes from the Carter Family repertoire
Type
sound
Item ID
D96-33a

Sunday performances at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 8)

238558
Date
1982-05-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-39

Pete Seeger Concert

239222
Date
1977-05-21
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reels. Recording of a free concert at the Stephen Foster Center, and sponsored by the Florida Folklife Program, by famed folk singer Pete Seeger. Born in 1919 in New York City, Seeger began collecting folk songs in the 1930s. After a stint at Harvard where he was studying journalism, he...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-284
Item ID
T77-285

Friday evening performances at the 1978 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

239044
Date
1978-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Lee and Peggy Kelly were from Palatka. Dobbs, also of Palatka, performed animal calls. Roth, from Unionville, Pennsylvania, played the dulcimer. This was his first folklife festival. Whatley, of Bell, played old country music.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T80-3

Washboard Bill Cooke performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

237030
Date
1992-05-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Crider served as the emcee. Cooke was born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine, on 4 July. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first exposed to music and dance. He hoboed, played street music, worked for railways, and played at nightclubs in South Florida.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T92-83

Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 6)

240211
Date
2000-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). Between 6:00 and 7:00, the Florida Folklife Program, with folklorist Bucuvalas, presented the 1999 participants in the Florida Folk Arts Apprenticeship program. For more information, see the web page: <a title="http://www.flheritage.com/preservation/folklife/apprentice...
Type
Sound
Item ID
D00-6

Interview with bluegrass music and Cracker culture promoter Carl Allen

241335
Date
11/30/1993
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tapes 54-55

The Home Grown String Band performin at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

237135
Date
1991-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Walker served as the emcee. The band consisted of Amy (fiddle), Gerry (guitar), and Regina (banjo).
Type
Sound
Item ID
T91-84
Item ID
T91-83

Friday evening performances at the 1979 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

238645
Date
1979-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Battle was from Tampa. This was his fourth Festival. From St. Petersburg, Bill played guitar, and Charla played banjo and dulcimer. Guitarist-singer-storyteller Rogers was from St. Augustine. From Jacksonville, the Peyton Brothers consisted of John...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-93

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

239102
Date
1980-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The rest of the Green Grass Revival set can be found on T80-73.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T80-72

Friday performances at the 2004 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Disc 8)

241073
Date
05/28/2004
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
CD04-8

Cornelius Wright, Jr. & "Washboard" Bill Cooke interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area

296306
Date
1993-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Wright discusses his family background and the efforts they made to preserve food and be resourceful due to harsh economic circumstances. Cooke joins the conversation about six minutes in and explains how hoboing helped him learn to predict snow in Florida. Wright tells stories about eating snow a...
Type
sound
Item ID
C93-8b

Saturday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 1)

239612
Date
1994-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). (Copied onto C94-77/78.) Singer-guitarist Crider served as the emcee. Guitarist Hardin was from New Port Richer. Folk singer Schustik lived in Sarasota. Songwriter-guitarist Suggs lived in Tallahassee. The Crabgrass Cowboys, of Seffner, consisted of Hapi, Patty, and Ll...
Type
Sound
Item ID
D94-7

Friday performances at the 1995 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 4)

239679
Date
1995-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). Milner served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
D95-4

Saturday performances at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Azalea Stage) (Tape 4)

239835
Date
1996-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). The Djangos were Joe Reina (guitar/vocals), Dave Dallessandro (mandolin/fiddle), Dave Lynch (banjo/guitar), Nancy Lynch (vocals), Leslie Jones (fiddle). For the stage's last two hours, it was open mike.
Type
Sound
Item ID
D96-47

Friday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 1)

239951
Date
1997-05-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). Belanger served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
D97-10

Sunday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 7)

240102
Date
1999-05-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). Fitchen served as emcee. Pettis' performance continues on D99-22.
Type
Sound
Item ID
D99-21

Interview with Washboard Bill Cooke

236880
Date
1987-08-10
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Recorded at his home. Born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine, on 4 July. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first exposed to music and dance. He hoboed, played street music, worked for railways, and played at nightclubs in South Florida. In the interviews, he discus...
Type
Sound

Saturday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance and Dance Stage) (Tape 3)

240238
Date
2000-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). The stage was the site for the 2000 State Fiddlers Competition. Nelson, Keeney, and Jones gave demonstrations of fiddling, and was not competing. Zanders, Watkins, and Headly competed in the contemporary category. Zanders &amp; Leedham, Malinowski &amp; Agar, Hartman ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
D00-33

Interview with Washboard Bill Cooke about his music

236882
Date
1987-07-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Recorded at his home. Born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine, on 4 July. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first exposed to music and dance. He hoboed, played street music, worked for railways, and played at nightclubs in South Florida. In the interviews, he discuss...
Type
Sound

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