Old time fiddle tunes and tall tales

240483
Date
02/04/1989
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
5

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

Diddley bow played by Moses Williams - Waverly, Florida

119724
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS78629

Diddley bow played by Moses Williams - Waverly, Florida

119725
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS78630

Interview with storyteller Cecil Gunter

237350
Date
1976-12
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. From Caladonia, Mississippi. Gunter talked about how he once outran the Highway Patrol; told a story an old man thought to be crazy in their neighborhood; spoke about white woman who raised him when he was young; described the near-enslavement she endured as a child; and spoke of...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C77-13

Diddley bow player Moses Williams - Waverly, Florida

119723
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS78627

Folklife People: Moses Williams

273989
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Moses Williams (1919-1988) was born February 15 in Itta Bena, Mississippi. He spent much of his life traveling, either in show business or working as an itinerant farm worker, which eventually brought him to Florida. At the age of 11, he learned the harmonica, but it was his one-string zither, or "d...
Type
interactive resource

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

Friday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 3)

237952
Date
05/23/1986
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-168

Moses Williams playing the diddley bow

233990
Date
1980-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four black and white prints. Moses Williams was originally from Mississippi. He moved to Florida in the 1950s. He played the diddly bow, a one-string homemade musical instrument, also called a "yakkedy board." Information on the instrument and on Moses Williams may be found in the folder. A recordin...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P80-380 - P80-383

Friday performances at the 2004 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Disc 11)

241100
Date
05/28/2004
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
CD04-36

Roy Book Binder at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival Old Marble Stage

240280
Date
2000-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Book Binder (guitar, vocals) tells stories and plays originals and songs by Reverend Gary Davis, Pink Anderson, and Willie Brown. "Mississippi Blues...
Description
Two audio cassette tapes. At the time, Roy Book Binder was recording with Rounder Records.
Type
sound
Item ID
C00-37
Item ID
C00-38

Interview with Hilton Floyd

234972
Date
1986-08-21
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Interview with fishing gear specialist, and former fisher, Hilton Floyd. Interviewed in Pascagoula, Mississippi, by his wife Helen Floyd. He discusses Mayport fishers; making and using cast nets; working for the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries with the US Fish and Wildlife Commis...
Type
Sound
Item ID
FMP86-ADT014

Saturday performances at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 2)

238565
Date
1982-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Folklorist Dyen served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-45

Green Grass Revival performing at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area/Old Marble Stage)

238460
Date
1984-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C84-26

Sunday performances at the 1995 Florida Folk Festival (Stage III) (Tape 3)

240633
Date
05/28/1995
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
III-30

Saturday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 13)

238096
Date
1985-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Rogers served as emcee
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-31

Friday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Stage III) (Reel 10)

238167
Date
1985-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Smith served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-167

Saturday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Stage III) (Reel 1)

238169
Date
1985-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Kelly was from Hastings. Slade was from Tallahassee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-169

Sunday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Stage III) (Reel 2)

238185
Date
1985-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-185

Sunday performances at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 14)

238357
Date
1984-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Green Grass Revival were form St. Petersburg, as was Tom Walton.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T84-54

Sunday performances at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Stage III) (Reel 10)

238431
Date
1984-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T84-95

Friday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 6)

240116
Date
1999-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Alderson served as emcee. Linda played autoharp, and Mark the guitar.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C99-6

The Bucksnort Barndance Band performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)

236977
Date
1992-05-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. The band played for the Cross Creek Cloggers dancing onstage. Milner served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T92-35

The Home Grown String Band performing at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

237374
Date
1989-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Williams served as emcee. The group consisted of Amy Cox, Gerry Cox, Regina Cox, Phil Jameson, and John Lilley. The filled in for Ralph Blizzard and the New Southern Ranblers.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T89-5

Roy Book Binder and Friends performing at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

237514
Date
1989-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Walker served as emcee. The finale of the 1989 Florida Folk Festival.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T89-146
Item ID
T89-147

L. J. Slavin and friends performing at the festival at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

237563
Date
1988-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Included Slavin (musical saw and fiddle); T.J. Wangerman (mandolin); and Doug Gauss (guitar).
Type
Sound
Item ID
T88-22

Saturday performances at the 2002 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Disc 3)

240987
Date
05/25/2002
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
CD02-11

Interview with and music performance by blues musician Moses Williams

238916
Date
1980-03-11
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Moses Williams was originally from Mississippi. He moved to Florida in the 1950s. He played the diddly bow, a one-string homemade musical instrument, also called a yakedy board.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-15

Moses Williams playing the diddly bow at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival

235875
Date
1980-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Six color slides. Moses Williams was orginally from Mississippi. He moved to Florida in the 1950s. The diddly bow was a one-string homemade musical instrument, also known as a "yakkedy board." More information on Williams and the instrument can be found in S 1577, box 17, folder 78.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S80-195 - S80-200

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