The Gandy Dancers demonstration at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area (First demonstration)

239374
Date
1993-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassette recordings. NKwanda Jah serves as emcee. Mealing and Wright recieved NEA National Heritage Fellowships in 1996. The Gandy Dancers (Mealing, Jones, Brown, Vinson and Wright) sing while demonstrating track lining and spike driving. On cassette C93-1, Wright tells stories from h...
Type
sound
Item ID
C93-2
Item ID
C93-1

John Mealing interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area

239385
Date
1993-05-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. NKwanda Jah is the interviewer. On C93-22, Mealing, a member of the Gandy Dancers from Birmingham, Ala., talks about the Gospel Southernaires, a quartet he founded. On C93-23, Mealing explains the importance of religion and hard work in his life. Tape cuts off abruptly. ...
Type
sound
Item ID
C93-22
Item ID
C93-23

The Gandy Dancers demonstration at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area (Second demonstration)

239378
Date
1993-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three audio cassette recordings. Mealing and Wright received NEA National Heritage Fellowships in 1996. The Gandy Dancers (Mealing, Jones, Vinson, Brown, and Wright) sing while demonstrating track lining and spike driving. Some of the speech his inaudible when the performers walk away from the micro...
Type
sound
Item ID
C93-11
Item ID
C93-12a
Item ID
C93-10

The Gandy Dancers demonstration at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area (First demonstration)

239379
Date
1993-05-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Mealing and Wright recieved NEA National Heritage Fellowships in 1996. The Gandy Dancers (Mealing, Jones, Brown, and Wright) sing while demonstrating track lining and spike driving. On C93-12b, Wright introduces the Gandy Dancers and gives some background on their railway work...
Type
sound
Item ID
C93-12b
Item ID
C93-13

The Gandy Dancers demonstration at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area (Second demonstration)

239387
Date
1993-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Mealing and Wright recieved NEA National Heritage Fellowships in 1996. The Gandy Dancers (Mealing, Jones, Brown, Vinson and Wright) sing while demonstrating track lining and spike driving. Wright explains the strength needed to work on railroads. Mealing leads "Good Evening Ev...
Type
sound
Item ID
C93-25

The Gandy Dancers demonstration at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area (Second demonstration)

239377
Date
1993-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassette recordings. Mealing and Wright recieved NEA National Heritage Fellowships in 1996. The Gandy Dancers (Mealing, Vinson, Jones, Brown, and Wright) sing while demonstrating track lining and spike driving. On C93-5, Wright introduces the Gandy Dancers and gives some background about...
Type
sound
Item ID
C93-5
Item ID
C93-6

The Gandy Dancers demonstration at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area (Second demonstration)

296320
Date
1993-05-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Mealing and Wright recieved NEA National Heritage Fellowships in 1996. The Gandy Dancers (Mealing, Vinson, Jones, Brown, and Wright) sing while demonstrating track lining and spike driving. On C93-14, Wright introduces the Gandy Dancers and Mealing leads "Good Evening Everybod...
Type
sound
Item ID
C93-14
Item ID
C93-15

The Gandy Dancers demonstration at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area (First demonstration)

296221
Date
1993-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. The full recording is a composite of side A and side B. Mealing and Wright recieved NEA National Heritage Fellowships in 1996. The Gandy Dancers (Vinson, Mealing, Jones, Brown, and Wright) sing while demonstrating track lining and spike driving. On side A, Wright explains the...
Type
sound
Item ID
C93-7

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