Two reel to reels. Interview begins on T83-142. Luke Smith drove boats at Wakulla Springs (a tourist attraction located near Tallahassee) from the 1920s through the early 1980s. In the interview, he discusses creating boat tours, his family history, how he learned the tours and taught others, the history of the attraction, and Rainbow Springs boat driver Skipper Lockett.
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Crider played with the Florida Wildlife Boys (which also included Huey Clemmons and Bob Phillips). Lockett was a boat driver at Rainbow Springs. Nolan, of Miami, was the 1967 Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair. At the tyime, Jeanie Fitchen was billed as Eugenia Sisinni.
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The second half of the reel consists of Saturday afternoon performances. Lockett was a boat driver at Rainbow Springs tourist attraction (today a state park.)
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1956 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1. Frank Lyman was the leader of the Promenaders, based out of Beaufort, SC.
One audio cassette. Recording of Skipper Lockett performing his popular Rainbow Springs boat tour on the main stage of the Florida Folk Festival. Lockett was a long-time boat driver at the springs (today a Florida State Park), and gave his rhyming tour -- during which he explains the springs and names all of its fishes -- at several festivals in the 1950s and 1960s. The original recording from which this cassette was made is T77-83: Recording of the Saturday Morning Program at the 1959 Florida Folk Festival.
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1959 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1. A copy of Lockett's boat tour spiel from this recording can be found on C81-10.
One reel to reel recording. (Also copied onto audio cassette C83-98) A recording of the 25th anniversary album produced by the FFP staff in honor of the Florida Folk Festival, covering 1952 - 1977. Released in 1981, the album was culled from the recordings of the Florida Folk Festivals found in S 1576. See notes in S 1579, box 1, folder: 'T83-117 through T83-120' for which reels these selections were copied from.
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Singer Jeanie Fitchen at the time was billed as Eugenia Sisinni. The Three Songsters were Girl Scouts (Linda, Ellen, and Ann). Blake was from New York. Locket drove glass-bottom boats at Rainbow Springs. Here, he gave an example of his boat tours. He passed away later the same year. The Stephens were from Panama City. Ballew and Sisinni were both from Orlando. The Beadnells were from Orange Park. The A. C. Reynold School Square Dancers were from Asheville, NC.
One audio cassette. An early, longer version of the album that became <em>Florida Folk Festival: The First 25 Years (1953-1977)</em>, produced by the Florida Folklife Program. For the complete album, see T83-135 and C83-93.
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