The Spiritual Harmonizers

234774
Date
1984-05-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Eight color slides. Images of the six-person group the Spiritual Harmonizers performing at a Miami public library. The event was part of a National Endowment for the Arts-funded folklife program and was presented at various libraries across the state using local talent.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S85-732 - S85-739

W.C. Baker at his home

235109
Date
1985-07-18
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One color slides. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S87-1080

Sunday performances at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area/Stage III) (Tape 6)

240550
Date
05/26/1991
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
D91-19

Friday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 2)

237771
Date
05/22/1987
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T87-62

Friday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 7)

237776
Date
05/22/1987
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T87-67

Saturday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 5)

237784
Date
05/23/1987
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T87-76

Saturday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 10)

237789
Date
05/23/1987
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T87-81

Sunday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 3)

237792
Date
05/24/1987
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T87-84

Sunday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 8)

237797
Date
05/24/1987
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T87-89

Sunday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Reel 9)

237798
Date
05/24/1987
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T87-90

Sunday performances at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area/Stage III) (Tape 3)

240547
Date
05/26/1991
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
D91-16

Sunday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 4)

239946
Date
1997-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT).
Type
Sound
Item ID
D97-39

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

241155
Date
05/28/2004
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
CD04-91

John Cephas and Phil Wiggins performing blues music at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

237130
Date
1991-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Fant served as the emcee. Cephas and Wiggins were a blues duo from Washington, DC.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T91-78
Item ID
T91-77

The Georgia Sea Island Singers performing at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

237142
Date
1991-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Devine served as the emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T91-93
Item ID
T91-92

African American Gospel Workshop at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

237834
Date
05/24/1987
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T87-130 - T87-131

Blues guitarist Emmett Murray playing in Pahokee

238040
Date
1980-04-08
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Murray's "Mobile Blues" was featured on the FFP-produced recording "Drop on Down in Florida," a double LP that featured traditional African American music in the state. For another recording with Murray, see reels T83-62 through T83-64, in S 1576.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C81-15

Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 8)

240213
Date
2000-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT).
Type
Sound
Item ID
D00-8

Blues musician Buck Thompson playing on his porch

234863
Date
1985-02-14
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Thirty four color slides. Images of fifty-year old blues guitarist Buck Thompson playing tunes that he learned from the radio on his front porch. A lifelong migrant farmer, he played the juke circuit in the 1950s. A sound recording of the performance can be found in S 1714, box 6 reels 23 and 24. In...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S85-1467 - S85-1495

Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 9)

240214
Date
2000-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT).
Type
Sound
Item ID
D00-9

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

Blues musician Buck Thompson playing at his home

234866
Date
1985-01-20
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Sound recording of fifty-year old blues guitarist Buck Thompson playing tunes that he learned from the radio at his home. A lifelong migrant farmer, he played the Florida juke circuit in the 1950s. Inebriated at the time of recording, Thompson speech is difficult to decipher at t...
Type
Sound

Interview with blues musician/singer Red Tam (Tony McQueen)

235316
Date
1988-08-01
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three audio cassettes. McQueen, also known as Red Tam, was leader of the Jacksonville-based Red Tam Blues Band. His father, also called Red Tam, was a popular local blues player (he died two years before this interview.) McQueen discusses his birth in Miami and living in various Florida towns; his ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 10

Practice session by the Red Tam Blues Band

235317
Date
1988-08-01
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Recording of a practice session by the Red Tam Blues Band, performing classic blues songs and original songs. Also includes two songs by Red Tam Sr. recorded from a 45 rpm record. The band consisted of Red Tam (aka Tony McQueen; lead guitar, leader); Mike Gallen (keyboard); Kenn...
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 11

Demo recording by the Red Tam Blues Band

235318
Date
1988-08-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Demo recording of a session by the Red Tam Blues Band performing classic blues songs and original songs. Also includes two songs written by Red Tam Sr. Recorded in a Jacksonville professional recording studio (not recorded by folkorist Hansen). The band consisted of Red Tam (aka...
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 12

Blues musician Buck Thompson playing on his porch

234865
Date
1985-02-14
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reel tapes. Sound recording of fifty-year old blues guitarist Buck Thompson playing tunes that he learned from the radio on his front porch. A former railroad worker, he played the juke circuit in the 1950s. Because of the recording location, sounds of traffic and pedestrians can be hear...
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 23
Item ID
Tape 24

Interview with blues singer Marie Buggs

235293
Date
1984-09-13
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Born in Deer Park, Florida, in a turpentine camp in 1918, Buggs learned blues from her uncle Blind Blake and blues records. She discusses learning the blues; life at a turpentine camp; juke joints; jokes from the time; various blues singers: W.C. Handy, Blind Blake, Blind Lemon...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C86-180
Item ID
C86-181

African American chorus or choir performing

115453
Date
195-?
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP82370

Mike Gallen playing keyboards in blues band - Jacksonville, Florida

123287
Date
1988
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS91223

Diddley bow played by Moses Williams - Waverly, Florida

119724
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS78629

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