The Salsa Express performing at the Latin Fiesta Club

235406
Date
1981-09-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Forty color slides.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S81-699 - S81-739

Photographs of Thelma Boltin

236186
Date
1950
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Eighteen black and white/color prints. Located in envelope #1. Mix of posed and candid images of long-time Florida Folk Festival director Boltin. These images were originally part of a scrapbook kept by Boltin.
Type
Still Image

Interview with blues singer/pianist Ida Goodson

238863
Date
1981-11-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four reel to reels. Interview with singer and pianist Ida Goodson. Born and raised in Pensacola, she toured and recorded with various blues and jazz bands in the late 1920s and 1930s, and later worked for a lumber company for 35 years, while still playing the nightclubs. She converted to Christianit...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T82-4
Item ID
T82-3
Item ID
T82-1
Item ID
T82-2

Washboard Bill Cooke

236935
Date
1993
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with 25 black and white images (plus negatives); and five back and white prints. Used for the 1993 Florida Folk Festival booklet. Cooke was a former hobo and street performer who later performed at several South Florida nightclubs, singing and playing the washboard and ukelele. He wo...
Type
Still Image

Ida Goodson performing with her band

235509
Date
1981-12-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Thirty-seven color slides. Images are of performances at Club Royal on Alcaniz Street. The band consisted of: James Franklin Davis (trumpet); John Boller (sax); Clyde Andrew (drums); Harold Andrews (bass). For a recording of this session, see S 1576 (reels T83-146 and T83-148)
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S83-2453 - S83-2468; S83-2487

Interview with jazz musician Hal (Fess) Andrews

238865
Date
1981-11-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reels. Poor audio quality in some areas. Interview with Pensacola-based jazz musician Andrews. He discusses learning music; attending Tuskegee Institute; teaching chemistry in Pensacola; varities of jazz music; working with artists like Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington; working for a radi...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T82-6
Item ID
T82-5

Interview with blues singer/pianist Ida Goodson

238864
Date
1981-11-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three reel to reels. A second interview with singer and pianist Ida Goodson (the first can be found on T82-1 through T82-4). Born and raised in Pensacola, she toured and recorded with various blues and jazz bands in the late 1920s and 1930s, and later worked for a lumber company for 35 years, while ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T82-12
Item ID
T82-13
Item ID
T82-14

Interview with jazz and blues trumpet player James Franklin Davis

238250
Date
1981-12-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reels. Davis discusses his father and mother's occupations; starting to play music when he was eleven; learning to play the piano from a private teacher as a youth; learning to play the trumpet and playing the trumpet in a junior high school band; performing in Ray Shep's Band; and play...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-152
Item ID
T83-153

Recording of the Salsa Express at the Latin Fiesta Nightclub

239128
Date
1981-08-14
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three reel to reels. (Copied onto C81-37 through C81-38.)
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-66
Item ID
T81-67
Item ID
T81-68

Washboard Bill Cooke promotional photograph

236937
Date
1960
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One black and white print. A promotional photograph for Cooke. Born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine, on 4 July. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first exposed to music and dance. He hoboed, played street music, worked for railways, and played at nightclubs in South Florida. In the in...
Type
Still Image

Thelma Boltin and big band leader Vincent Lopez

236185
Date
1960
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two color prints. Located in envelope #3. Taken at the Hotel Taft's Grill Room in New York City. Lopez began his career as a big band leader in 1921, and had the longest career of anyone in big band music. His tenrue at the Hotel Taft's Grill Room began in 1941, and lasted wiell into the 1960s. He ...
Type
Still Image

Interview with jazz musician Billy Rolle

240485
Date
12/10/1985
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
11

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

Washboard Bill Cooke performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

237030
Date
1992-05-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Crider served as the emcee. Cooke was born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine, on 4 July. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first exposed to music and dance. He hoboed, played street music, worked for railways, and played at nightclubs in South Florida.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T92-83

Ida Goodson recording session

238750
Date
1981-12-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reel recordings (also on T82-19, T82-21). Recoding session at Club Royal on Alcaniz Street. The band consisted of: James Franklin Davis (trumpet); John Boller (sax); Clyde Andrew (drums); Harold Andrews (bass).
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-146
Item ID
T83-148

Interview with jazz and blues saxophone player John Boller

238251
Date
1981-12-01
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Boller talks about his background and his knowledge of the jazz and blues music tradition in Pensacola; his start as a musician; jam sessions at the Savoy club in Pensacola; the Royal Club in Pensacola; playing a variety of musical styles in his band; the first jazz piece he played, "Long, Long Ag...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-151

Interview with jazz and blues drummer Clyde Andrews

238252
Date
1981-12-02
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Andrews, son of musician Harold Andrews and a Pensacola native, discusses his interest in music as a child; the similarities between various styles of music; playing progressive jazz, rock and roll, swing and other music styles; learning to read music; his favorite jazz styles and ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-150

Portrait of William "Washboard Bill" Cooke

111195
Date
1993
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA5408

Close up of William "Washboard Bill" Cooke

111204
Date
1993
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA5418

Portrait of William "Washboard Bill" Cooke

111205
Date
1993
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA5419

William "Washboard Bill" Cooke poses for a portrait

111206
Date
1993
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA5420

Portrait of William "Washboard Bill" Cooke

111207
Date
1993
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA5421

William "Washboard Bill" Cooke poses for a portrait

111208
Date
1993
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA5422

End of William "Washboard Bill" Cooke's washboard showing a photograph of him

111210
Date
1993
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA5424

William "Washboard Bill" Cooke's suit given to him by Sammy Davis Jr's grandmother

111212
Date
1993
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA5426

William "Washboard Bill" Cooke's advertisement for his musical profession

111218
Date
1993
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA5432

William "Washboard Bill" Cooke poses with his washboard and cymbals

111211
Date
1993
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA5425

William "Washboard Bill" Cooke with his intruments

111213
Date
1993
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA5427

William "Washboard Bill" Cooke and his ukulele

111214
Date
1993
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA5428

William "Washboard Bill" Cooke poses with his ukulele

111215
Date
1993
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA5429

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