People dancing at the Portable Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

119494
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS77221
Portable Folk Festival

Woman telling a story at the Portable Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

119495
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS77222
at the Portable Folk Festival - White

Blues legend Johnny Shines (R) playing banjo with folksinger/guitarist Guy Carawan at the Portable Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

119492
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS77216
at the Portable Folk Festival - White

Blues legend Johnny Shines playing guitar on the main stage at the Portable Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

119488
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS77203
Portable Folk Festival

Blues legend Johnny Shines playing guitar on the main stage at the Portable Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

119489
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS77204
Portable Folk Festival

Johnny Shines (R) playing banjo with folksinger/guitarist Guy Carawan at the Portable Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

119491
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS77215A
Portable Folk Festival

The Portable Folk Festival

235753
Date
1977-04-16
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Twenty-three color slides. For recordings of the performances, see S 1576, reels T77-277 through T77-279. Johnny Shines was a blues singer-guitarist who once traveled with famed blues singer Robert Johnson. He was re-discovered in the 1960s during the folk revival boom, and played festivals throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Bluegrass and Kentucky mountain music singer Phyllis Boyens (who later appeared in the film Cola Miner's Daughter as Loretta Lynn's mother) and Nimrod Workman (who also had a bit part in the same film) released the album Passing Through the Garden in 1976, and they promoting that album at this performance. Workman was a former coal miner and union organizer in Kentucky. Bessie Jones, born in inland Georgia, promoted Georgia Sea Island songs, and later in the 1960s formed the Georgia Sea Island Singers. She died in Brunswick Georgia in 1984. The Red Clay Ramblers was a part of the "New-Grass" movement of the 1970s, forming in 1972. The Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based group featured Tommy Thompson (1937-2003) (banjo), Jim Watson (guitar/mandolin), Jack Herrick (guitar), Mike Craver (piano), and Bill Hicks (fiddle). Conway was a scholar at Appalachian State University and filmmaker of Appalachian culture, and an associate of the Red Clay Ramblers. She introduced Shines and the Red Clay Ramblers at the concert.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S77-200 - S77-222
The Portable Folk

1977 Portable Folk Festival

239218
Date
1977-04-16
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three reel to reels. Johnny Shines was a blues singer-guitarist who once traveled with famed blues singer Robert Johnson. He was re-discovered in the 1960s during the folk revival boom, and played festivals throughout the 1960s and 1970s. His sound was very similar to Robert Johnson's, and here he played several Johnson songs. Bluegrass and Kentucky mountain music singer Phyllis Boyens (who later appeared in the film Cola Miner's Daughter as Loretta Lynn's mother) and Nimrod Workman (who also had a bit part in the same film) released the album Passing Through the Garden in 1976, and they were promoting that album at this performance. Workman was a former coal miner and union organizer in Kentucky. Bessie Jones, born in inland Georgia, promoted Georgia Sea Island songs, and later in the 1960s formed the Georgia Sea Island Singers. She died in Brunswick Georgia in 1984. The Red Clay Ramblers was a part of the "New-Grass" movement of the 1970s, forming in 1972. The Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based group featured Tommy Thompson (1937-2003) (banjo), Jim Watson (guitar/mandolin), Jack Herrick (guitar), Mike Craver (piano), and Bill Hicks (fiddle). Conway was a scholar at Appalachian State University and filmmaker of Appalachian culture, and an associate of the Red Clay Ramblers. She introduced Shines and the Red Clay Ramblers at the concert.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-277
Item ID
T77-278
Item ID
T77-279
Portable Folk Festival

More Music from the Florida Folklife Collection

253477
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
This CD features selections from well-known artists such as Don Grooms, Etta Baker, Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, and Jean Ritchie. Download the disc as a ZIP file containing 320kBps MP3s. Contact the State Archives of Florida to request a complimentary CD. Liner Notes 1. Give A Poor Dog A Bone - Mary Smith McLain (download) With Willie James and friends. Recorded: May 28, 1993 (Florida Folklife Program) 1993 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S 1576, tape D93-6) 2. Somewhere to Lay My Head - Williams Singers (download) Recorded: May 27, 1988 (Florida Folklife Program) 1988 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S 1576, reel T88-16) 3. I Believe - Don Grooms (download) Recorded: May 28, 1995 by Nancy Buchanan (Florida Folklife Program) 1995 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S 1576, tape D95-36) 4. Butter Beans - Thelma Boltin and Tom Walton (download) Recorded: May 24, 1985 (Florida Folklife Program) 1985 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S 1576, reel T85-1) 5. Lotus - Ann Yao (download) Recorded: May 22, 1992 (Florida Folklife Program) 1992 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S 1576, reel T92-7) 6. Cuckoo Bird - Doc Watson and Merle Watson (download) Recorded: April 30, 1977 (Florida Folklife Program) Performance at the Stephen Foster Center White Springs, Florida (S 1576, reel T77-281) 7. One Dime Blues - Etta Baker (download) Recorded: May 28, 1994 (Florida Folklife Program) 1994 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S 1576, tape D94-28) 8. Vietnamese Folk Song - Pham Duy (download) Recorded: May 6, 1966 (Stephen Foster Center) 1966 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S 1576, reel T77-158) 9. The Water is Wide - The Beers Family (download) Recorded: May 4, 1963 (Stephen Foster Center) 1963 Annual Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S 1576, reel T77-143) 10.Kimballs' Rachael - Amy Cox with apprentice Bob Murphy (download) Her father, Gerry Cox, accompanied on guitar. Recorded: May 24, 1991 (Florida Folklife Program) 1991 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S 1576, reel T91-14) 11. We Are Going to Paint the Town - The Stanley Brothers (download) Recorded: 1985 from c.1958 radio transcription recording (Florida Folklife Program) Performance on the Suwannee River Jamboree radio program, WNER Live Oak, Florida (S 1576, reel T85-66) 12. Kind Hearted Woman - Johnny Shines (download) Recorded: April 16, 1977 (Florida Folklife Program) Portable Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S 1576, reel T77-277) 13. Cruel Mother - Jeanie Fitchen (download) Recorded: May 22, 1992 (Florida Folklife Program) 1992 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S 1576, reel T92-67) 14. Back in the Saddle Again - Jim Bob Tinsley (download) Recorded: March 9, 1984 by Nancy Nusz (Florida Folklife Program) Performance at the Ocala Public Library Library Folklife Program Ocala, Florida (S 1576, tape C84-10) 15. Wellington's Reel - James Kelly (download) With George Phillips on guitar. Recorded: May 22, 1992 (Florida Folklife Program) 1992 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S 1576, reel T92-67) 16. Nottamun Town - Jean Ritchie (download) Recorded: 1976 (Florida Folklife Program) Performance at the Stephen Foster Center White Springs, Florida (S 1576, reel T77-262) 17. I Prayed Until I Found the Lord - Richard Williams, Lillie Williams, & Ella Mae Wilson (download) Recorded: March 16, 1980 by Dwight Devane (Florida Folklife Program) Performance at Richard William's home Florida Record Project Newberry, Florida (S1576, reel T83-65) 18. Wayfaring Stranger - Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys (download) Recorded: May 29, 1993 (Florida Folklife Program) Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) White Springs, Florida (S 1576, tape D93-25)
Type
Sound
Folklife Program) Portable Folk

Where the Palm Trees Shake at Night: Blues Music from the Florida Folklife Collection

253653
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
The music presented on Where the Palm Trees Shake at Night was selected from hundreds of hours of Florida Folk Festival performances and field recordings spanning 25 years, from 1977-2002. Alongside the down-home folk traditions of Emmett Murray, Richard Williams, and Moses Williams are performances of standard Blues by Albert "Buck" Thompson, Charles Atkins and Martin "Tampa Blue" Locklear. The Piedmont finger-picking style of North Carolina guitarist Etta Baker was captured at the Florida Folk Festival, as was the renowned Washington, D.C. duo Cephas and Wiggins’ more modernized interpretation of Piedmont Blues. Download the disc as a ZIP file containing 320kBps MP3s. Contact the State Archives of Florida to request a complimentary CD. Liner Notes The Blues has enjoyed a rich and varied tradition in Florida. Folklorists such as Zora Neale Hurston, Alan Lomax, and Stetson Kennedy documented Florida Blues from the late 1920s until the early 1940s. Blues musicians received widespread attention during the 1960s Blues and Folk music revival. In 1978, the North Florida Folklife Project began to reexamine and document performances by Blues musicians throughout the state. The music presented on this CD was selected from hundreds of hours of Florida Folk Festival performances and field recordings spanning 25 years, from 1977-2002. Alongside the down-home folk traditions of Emmett Murray, Richard Williams, and Moses Williams are performances of standard Blues by Albert &quto;Buck&quto; Thompson, Charles Atkins, and Martin “Tampa Blue” Locklear. The Piedmont finger-picking style of North Carolina guitarist Etta Baker was captured at the Florida Folk Festival, as was the renowned Washington, D.C. duo, Cephas and Wiggins’ more modernized interpretation of Piedmont Blues. Other performances from the Florida Folk Festival include renditions of classic Blues forms on piano with powerful and colorful vocal performances from Ida Goodson, Mary McClain, Marie Buggs, and Alex McBride. Florida Folk Heritage Award winner William &quto;Washboard Bill&quto; Cooke's unique combination of Blues, street performance, and folk art illustrates the musician’s love for his home state. Songs by Roy Book Binder, Johnny Brown, Sammy Lee Williams, and Johnny Shines exhibit masterful talents with traditional Blues forms through their performances of original material. With the work of folklorists and archivists, as well as the legacy of creation passed on to future generations by the artists themselves, Florida Blues music will remain to be treasured and enjoyed. 1. Palm Trees Shakin’ in the Night – Roy Book Binder (3:40) (download) Recorded: May 28, 1994 (Florida Folklife Program) 1994 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S1576, D94-13) 2. Careless Love – Ida Goodson (2:47) (download) Recorded: May 30, 1982 (Florida Folklife Program) 1982 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S1576, T83-37) 3. Rollin’ Stone – Albert “Buck” Thompson (2:10) (download) Recorded: February 14, 1985 by Mary Anne McDonald (St. Johns River Survey) Hastings, Florida (S1714, reel 23) 4. Step Up a Little Bit Bigger – Sammy Lee Williams (1:35) (download) Recorded: April 13, 1980 by Dwight DeVane Florida Record Project: Drop On Down in Florida (Florida Folklife Program) Pahokee, Florida (S1576, T83-90) 5. Dog Days of August – Cephas and Wiggins (4:27) (download) Recorded: May 25, 1991 by Sherry King (Florida Folklife Program) 1991 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S1576, D91-8) 6. Apple Farm Blues – Moses Williams (2:54) (download) Introduction recorded: May 29, 1982 Apple Farm Blues recorded: May 23, 1981 (Florida Folklife Program) 1981 and 1982 Florida Folk Festivals White Springs, Florida (S1576, T83-51 and T81-46) 7. Nobody Likes Mexico Like I Do – Johnny Brown (2:08) (download) Recorded: May 10, 1978 by Brenda and Stephen McCallum (North Florida Folklife Project) St. Petersburg, Florida (S1576, T78-316) 8. St. Louis Blues – Mary McClain and Ida Goodson (5:59) (download) Recorded: May 29, 1982 (Florida Folklife Program) 1982 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S1576, T83-27) 9. M&O Blues – Martin “Tampa Blue” Locklear (5:29) (download) Recorded: May 24, 2002 (Florida Park Service) 2002 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S2034, CD02-42) 10. Crow Jane Blues – Etta Baker (3:23) (download) Recorded: May 28, 1994 by Nancy Buchanan (Florida Folklife Program) 1994 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S1576, D94-28) 11. Old Time Rounders – Emmett Murray (2:45) (download) Recorded: March 9, 1980 by Dwight DeVane and Peggy A. Bulger Florida Record Project: Drop On Down in Florida (Florida Folklife Program) Pahokee, Florida (S1576, T83-63) 12. Feelin’ Fine Today – Marie Buggs and Isaac Hamilton (2:44) (download) Recorded: May 24, 1986 (Florida Folklife Program) 1986 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S1576, T86-117) 13. In the Evening When the Sun Goes Down – Alex McBride (3:43) (download) Recorded: May 30, 1993 by Ben Stainer (Florida Folklife Program) 1993 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S1576, D93-30) 14. Have to Pay the Cost – Johnny Shines (2:43) (download) Recorded: April 16, 1977 (Florida Folklife Program) 1977 Portable Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S1576, T77-277 15. Key to the Highway – Charles Atkins and the Blues Boys (3:44) (download) Recorded: May 26, 1995 by Janet Stainer (Florida Folklife Program) 1995 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S1576, D95-40) 16. Sunshine Florida – William “Washboard Bill” Cooke (1:59) (download) Recorded: May 27, 1995 by Gerry Langevin (Florida Folklife Program) 1995 Florida Folk Festival White Springs, Florida (S1576, D95-24) 17. Unidentified – Richard Williams (4:16) (download) Recorded: May 27, 1978 by Dwight DeVane and Brenda McCallum (North Florida Folklife Project) Newberry, Florida (S1576, T78-328)
Type
Sound
Portable Folk Festival White

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