Interview with blues singer Marie Buggs

235293
Date
1984-09-13
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Born in Deer Park, Florida, in a turpentine camp in 1918, Buggs learned blues from her uncle Blind Blake and blues records. She discusses learning the blues; life at a turpentine camp; juke joints; jokes from the time; various blues singers: W.C. Handy, Blind Blake, Blind Lemon...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C86-180
Item ID
C86-181

Albert "Buck" Thompson playing blues guitar - Hastings, Florida

115976
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP86119

Interviewer with quilter and former juke joint cook Ruth Rowe

234908
Date
1985-01-09
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Rowe was a quilter and a former juke (jook) joint cook. In this interview, she discusses both pursuits, as well as her family history and her time with the local Home Demonstration Clubs. For images of Rowe, see S 1577, v. 28, slides 2012-2043. In winter 1985, the Bureau contrac...
Type
Sound

Interview with blues singer Marie Buggs

235294
Date
1984-11-08
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Born in Deer Park, Florida, in a turpentine camp in 1918, Buggs learned blues from her uncle Blind Blake and blues records. Much of this interview is a repeat of an earlier one (see C86-180/181), also by David Taylor. Here in addition to her early life and career, Buggs discusse...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C86-182

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

Interview with Washboard Bill Cooke on entertainment in Florida

236881
Date
1987-08-18
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Recorded at his home. Cooke discusses black entertainment in Florida. Born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine, on 4 July, Cooke worked as a street performer, a jook joint musician, a nightclub entertainer, and a railway worker. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first...
Type
Sound

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

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

Albert "Buck" Thompson playing blues guitar at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

110309
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA4416

Albert "Buck" Thompson playing blues guitar at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

110310
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA4417

Albert "Buck" Thompson playing blues guitar at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

110311
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA4418

Albert "Buck" Thompson playing blues guitar at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

110312
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA4419

Albert "Buck" Thompson playing blues guitar at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

110313
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA4420

Albert "Buck" Thompson playing blues guitar at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

110379
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA4484

Albert "Buck" Thompson playing blues guitar at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

110380
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA4485

Albert "Buck" Thompson playing blues guitar at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

110381
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA4486

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