Sample tape of blues singer Mary McClain

241237
Date
1990
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
FV-133
Rhythm and blues music

Saturday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Stage III) (Reel 9)

238177
Date
1985-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Folklorist Bulger served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-177
Rhythm and blues music

Friday performances at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reels 17 & 18)

238324
Date
1984-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Final performances for Friday.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T84-19
Item ID
T84-20
Rhythm and blues music

Friday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Stage III) (Reel 11)

238168
Date
1985-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Smith served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-168
Rhythm and blues music

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

238178
Date
1985-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Folklorist Bulger served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-178
Rhythm and blues music

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

238135
Date
1985-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Folklorists Owens and McDonalds served as emcees. Hastings was a blues singer-guitarist from Hastings, Florida.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-114
Rhythm and blues music

Friday performances at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area/Stage III) (Tape 1)

240532
Date
05/24/1991
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
D91-1
Rhythm and blues music

Saturday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 4)

240039
Date
1998-05-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT).
Type
Sound
Item ID
D98-11
Rhythm and blues music

Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 10)

240215
Date
2000-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). 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 Bradenton, Florida. Although McClain was a popular performer in the 1920s and 1930s, she stopped performing the blues for many years. She was rediscovered by the Florida Folklife Program in the 1980s. In 1986, she won the Florida Folk Heritage Award in 1986. She died on 4 April 2000.
Type
Sound
Item ID
D00-10
Rhythm and blues music

Friday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 4)

238053
Date
1985-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Singer Rogers and Festival director Boltin served as emcees. Dekle demonstrated whip cracking techniques. singer Buggs and pianist Rocher played blues music.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-4
Rhythm and blues music

Friday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 18)

238083
Date
1985-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. This performance began on T85-17, and ends on T85-19. This was the closing performance of Friday night.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-18
Rhythm and blues music

Saturday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 5)

238139
Date
1985-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Thompson was a blues singer-guitarist from Hastings, Florida. The Silcox Family was from Middleburg.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-118
Rhythm and blues music

Sunday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 3)

238149
Date
1985-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Folklorist McDonald served as emcee. Silcox Family were from Middleburg. Thompson was a blues singer-guitarist from Hastings.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-128
Rhythm and blues music

Sunday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 5)

238151
Date
1985-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Folklorist McDonald served as emcee. Thompson was a blues singer-guitarist from Hastings, Florida. The band consisted of Ronnie Kierce (bass), Gary Wilkins (banjo), Ricki King (mandolin), Platt Drew (guitar), and Nile Hord (fiddle).
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-130
Rhythm and blues music

Sunday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 9)

238155
Date
1985-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Thompson was a blues singer-guitarist from Hastings, Florida.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-134
Rhythm and blues music

Friday performances at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 16)

238323
Date
1984-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. From Jacksonville, the Deep Water Family consisted of Cindy, Mike, and Steve Nash.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T84-18
Rhythm and blues music

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
Rhythm and blues music

Friday performances at the 2001 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 6)

240347
Date
2001-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). Gallagher served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
D01-6
Rhythm and blues music

Friday performances at the 2001 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 7)

240348
Date
2001-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). Gallagher served as emcee. "Thin Man" Watts was a popular R&B/jazz saxophonist in the 1950s. Born in Deland, Florida, he briefly attended FAMU before heading out on the professional music circuit. He began his recording career in 1954, eventually scoring hits with Hard Times, Easy Going, and Shaking. He backed up many rock and roll artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, and the Everly Brothers. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, he played mostly nightclubs, but made a recording comeback in 1987 with Return of the Thin Man.
Type
Sound
Item ID
D01-7
Rhythm and blues music

Diamond Tooth Mary McClain: Roll Back the Years

241238
Date
1990
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
FV-134
Rhythm and blues music

Sunday performances at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 5)

240506
Date
05/30/1993
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
D93-17
Rhythm and blues music

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