Recordings of Rainbow Springs glass-bottom boat tours

238745
Date
1950
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Recordings of glass-bottom boat drivers, compiled from previous field recordings.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-140

Interview with Wakulla Springs glass-bottom boat driver Luke Smith

238746
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
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 hi...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-141
Item ID
T83-142

Friday afternoon performances of the 1967 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239325
Date
1967-05-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
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 bill...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-172

Saturday morning performances at the 1962 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

239420
Date
1962-05-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Lockett was a boat driver at Rainbow Springs tourist attraction (today a state park.)
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-123

Saturday morning performances at the 1962 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 4)

239421
Date
1962-05-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
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.)
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-124

Friday evening performances at the 1956 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239513
Date
1956-05-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
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. <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-41

Rainbow boat captain Manning (Skipper) Lockett performing his boat tour at the 1959 Florida Folk Festival

238038
Date
1959-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
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 n...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C81-10

Saturday morning performances at the 1960 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239459
Date
1960-05-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1960 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-96

Saturday morning performances at the 1959 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239472
Date
1959-05-02
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
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.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-83

Friday afternoon performances at the 1958 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239482
Date
1958-05-02
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1958 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-67

Friday afternoon performances at the 1957 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239498
Date
1957-05-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1957 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-55

Copy of the phonographic album: Florida Folk Festival -- the First 25 Years

238280
Date
1953
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
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 1...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-135

Friday morning performances at the 1965 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

239342
Date
1965-05-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-149a

Friday afternoon performances at the 1968 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239235
Date
1968-05-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
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. ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-182

Early version of Florida Folk Festival retrospective album

238055
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
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.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C81-24

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