Folklife Genre: Bluegrass & Old-Time

273955
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Old-time string band and bluegrass music has deep roots in Florida with fiddle players, such as Cush Holston and Richard Seaman. Old-time is based on the centuries-old dance music and songs of people of Anglo-Celtic descent. Bluegrass takes its name from Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys, a Kentucky ban...
Type
interactive resource

Saturday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Azalea Stage) (Tape 7)

239870
Date
1997-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette recordings.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C97-40

Saturday performances at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 1)

238564
Date
1982-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-44

Sarah Gertrude Knott

234651
Date
1964
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Ten black and white prints. Images of Sarah G. Knott at several Florida Folk Festivals. She was the first director of the Florida Folk Festival in 1953-1954. Born in 1895 in Kevil, Kentucky, Knott studied acting before founding the National Folk Festival in St. Louis in 1934. She served as its dire...
Type
Still Image

Folklife Genre: Folk

273962
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Comprising the largest category of music in the collection, folk is a mixture of traditional and revival folk music. Florida is proud of its folk music heritage, as well as native troubadours like Gamble Rogers, Will McLean, and Frank and Ann Thomas.
Type
interactive resource

Friday evening performances at the 1962 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239414
Date
1962-05-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The first half of the reel consists of Friday afternoon performances. Jackson whistled the song.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-117

Vance Whidden performance for the Lakefront Legacy Festival Folklife Project

236281
Date
1992-03-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Whidden played with a local group, the Midnight Ramblers, for years. He worked as a cowman and later for the Okeelanta Sugar Compa...
Description
Whidden (guitar, vocals, fiddle) played with a local group, the Midnight Ramblers, for years. He worked as a cowman and later for the Okeelanta Sugar ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 3

Banjoist Fred Brauner playing Stephen Foster songs

239213
Date
1964-07-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Recording of Stephen Foster songs performed as instrumentals on a Epiphone banjo ( a banjo manufacturer). Location of purpose of recording is not known.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-271

Folklife Genre: Gospel

273963
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Sacred music is performed in a variety of social contexts ranging from informal, unaccompanied singing, spirited church meetings and gospel concerts by professional artists. Like its secular counterparts such as jazz, blues and other popular forms, this music often combines African and European infl...
Type
interactive resource

Sunday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 19)

237946
Date
05/25/1986
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-152

Festival director Sarah Knott singing at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival

234341
Date
1954-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One black and white print. Knott was the first director of the Florida Folk Festival in 1953-1954. Born in 1895 in Kevil, Kentucky, Knott studied acting before founding the National Folk Festival in St. Louis in 1934. She served as its director until 1971. Until her death in 1984, she continued to s...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-196

Billy Vaughn performing at the Stephen Foster Memorial

241356
Date
1959?
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
00253

Detailed view of a diorama depicting Stephen Foster song "My Old Kentucky Home" White Springs, Florida

116037
Date
195- or 196-
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP88915

Photograph of a diorama titled "My Old Kentucky home"- White Springs, Florida

116045
Date
195- or 196-
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP889346

Folklife People: Jean Ritchie

296316
Date
2015
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Appalachian balladeer and folklorist Jean Ritchie possessed a high lonesome sound ornamented with trills and quivers in the “good old way” of her Kentucky forbearers. A member of one of the great Cumberland Mountain ballad-singing families, she was able to learn hundreds of Appalachian ballads a...
Type
interactive resource

Jean Ritchie concert at Stephen Foster Center

235742
Date
1976-12-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Eighteen color slides. For a recording of the concert, see S 1576 reel T77-262. Ritchie was born in Viper, Kentucky to a family that preserved and sang many old time (mountain) songs -- many dating back to England and Scotland -- numbering by Ritchie's count to well over 300. Raised within the Appal...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S77-78 through S77-95

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

241088
Date
05/30/2004
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
CD04-24

The Portable Folk Festival

235753
Date
1977-04-16
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Twenty-three color slides. For recordings of the performances, see S 1576, reels T77-277 through T77-279. Johnny Shines was a blues singer-guitarist who once traveled with famed blues singer Robert Johnson. He was re-discovered in the 1960s during the folk revival boom, and played festivals througho...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S77-200 - S77-222

Friday afternoon performances at the 1960 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239455
Date
1960-05-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. NOTE -- The original reel was inadvertently recorded on side 2 first, and then side 1. When digitized for preservation purposes, that sequence order was maintained. The tracks here are listed in the order of the reel recording, not the order as rec...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-92

Marty Schuman performing at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

237808
Date
05/22/1987
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T87-100

Saturday performances at the 1983 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 8)

238780
Date
1983-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-179

Sunday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 11)

237800
Date
05/24/1987
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T87-92

Folklife People: Stephen Foster

273993
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Stephen C. Foster, "America's Troubadour," was born in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, on July 4, 1826. Foster is remembered for composing songs that captured the spirit of the United States in the 19th century. He wrote over 200 songs in his career. Some of his most popular include: "Oh! Susanna," "La...
Type
interactive resource

Saturday performances at the 1995 Florida Folk Festival (Stage III) (Tape 10)

240628
Date
05/27/1995
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
III-25

Friday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 8)

237956
Date
05/23/1986
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-173

Friday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 11)

238076
Date
1985-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Based in Live Oak, the band consisted of James bass (Fiddle), Ken Brittan, and Johnny Bonds (bass).
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-11

Sunday performances at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Stage III) (Reel 11)

238432
Date
1984-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T84-96

Saturday performances at the 1983 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

238773
Date
1983-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recordings. Boltin served as emcee. Brewer from Coral Gables. Schuman played the autoharp.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-172

Friday morning performances at the Azalea Garden Stage at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Azalea Garden Stage) (Tape 3, Side A)

239187
Date
1991-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette recording. Landon Walker served as emcee. Schuman, from Gainesville, played the auotharp.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C91-5

Saturday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tapes 5-6)

240026
Date
1998-05-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassette recordings. The band consisted of Pete Scalzo (bass), Ray Belanger (hammered dulcimer), Cheryl Belanger (autoharp), and Kin Hum (fiddle).
Type
Sound
Item ID
C98-103
Item ID
C98-104

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