Recording of the Grand Minstrel Show

239557
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Details about the recording, including location, event, performers' identification, or date are not known.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-264

Old-time medicine and minstrel show at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival

234726
Date
1984-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three color slides. A re-creation of an old medicine show, complete with mobile stage. Noell resided in Tarpon Springs at time.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S85-212 - S85-214

Florida Home: I Started With the Blues

238860
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. (Duplicates located in S 1576, box 37, tapes 24 & 25.) Part three of a six-part radio series produced by the Florida Folklife Program and WJCT-FM (Jacksonville) that explored traditional arts and culture in Florida. This episode dealt with minstrel shows and the blues.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C85-16

Blues singer Mary McClain

234430
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two proof sheets with thirty-seven black and white images. P82-406: 1-3: Old photographs of McLain's mother; 4: Bessie Smith; 5: old photograph of McLain; 6: unidentified; 7:-20: Images of Bulger interviewing McLain. P82-407: 1-5: Images of the casts of various stage shows; 6-7: William Earl, King o...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-406 - P82-407

Interview with blues singer Mary McClain

238881
Date
1982-08-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reels. Known as Diamond Teeth Mary for the jewels she placed in her teeth in the 1940s, Mary was born in West Virginia, and always claimed to be the half sister of fellow blues singer Bessie Smith. In 1918, she moved to Florida's Gulf Coast. During her later years, she lived in Bradento...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T82-33
Item ID
T82-34

Folklife People: Mary McClain

273988
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Mary Smith McClain was an African-American vocalist known for her blues and gospel music. She sang on stage for over 70 years, going by the stage names "Walking Mary" and later "Diamond Teeth" Mary. Born in Huntington, West Virginia, Smith was the half-sister of blues legend Bessie Smith. She left h...
Type
interactive resource

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

239464
Date
1960-05-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1960 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1. The minstrel show featured dancers, singers, and performers made up in blackface. It was directed by Flemming.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-99

Saturday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

238927
Date
1981-05-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Older was from Lake Hamilton, and listed in the program as an Adirondack minstrel. Dahm was from Tampa. Lazonby was from Hawthorne. The band, No Commercial Appeal, was from Gainesville. Hilliard was from Seabreeze.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-42

Bufo theater performing Juan (Bolito) Landa applying blackface

235102
Date
1985-07-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Eleven color slides. Juan (Bolito) Landa was an actor at Miami's Pro Teatro Cubano, which presents bufo theater productions (Cuban vaudeville/satirical comedies). Bufo theater was often performed in Havana before Fidel Castro came to power. The character Landa played was El Negrito, a trickster figu...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S87-1015 - S87-1026;

Interview and music performance with blues singer Moses Williams

239172
Date
1978-04-22
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Williams was born 15 February 1919 in Itta Bena, Mississippi. After traveling with several acts in the 1930s/1940s, he moved to Florida to work the citrus groves. He always played the diddly bow, a one-string instrument played throughout that south that functioned as a p...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T78-320
Item ID
T78-321

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 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

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