Folklife People: Richard Williams

297286
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Richard Williams was born in 1887 in Jonesville, Florida, about 12 miles west of Gainesville. By his early teens, Williams was playing dance music on the guitar for local parties held on neighboring farms in Alachua County and in area phosphate camps. It was in these camps that he learned songs from...
Type
interactive resource

Richard Williams & Family performance at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival Main Stage

296622
Date
1977-09-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel-to-reel recording. Thelma Boltin serves as emcee. R. Williams (vocals, guitar) is accompanied by his wife L. Williams (vocals), and his daughter Wilson (vocals). They were from Jonesville, Fla. in Alachua County. R. Williams attempts to play "Polk County Blues," but his guitar doesn't s...
Type
sound
Item ID
T77-298b

Williams Family performance for the Florida Record Project

237841
Date
03/16/1980
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
C80-5

Williams Family performance for the North Florida Folklife Project

239178
Date
1978-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel-to-reel audio tapes. This recording documents fieldwork conducted by DeVane and B. McCallum in conjunction with the North Florida Folklife P...
Description
Two reel-to-reel audio tapes. See also a second interview and music performance by Williams and Ella Mae Wilson on reels T83-65 through T83-69, in S ...
Type
sound
Item ID
T78-329
Item ID
T78-328

Compilation of recordings from the North Florida Folklife Project

237838
Date
1978
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
This audiocassette tape was composed of selections from field recordings for the North Florida Folklife Project and the Florida Record Project. Tracks 1-4 were featured on the Florida Folklife Program's compilation of African American musical traditions throughout Florida,&nbsp;<em>Drop on Down in F...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C80-1

Compilation of recordings from the North Florida Folklife Project

237839
Date
1978
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
This audiocassette tape was composed of selections from field recordings for the North Florida Folklife Project. Some tracks were featured on the Florida Folklife Program's compilation of African American musical traditions throughout Florida, <em>Drop on Down in Florida</em>. The tracks by Brown ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C80-2

Williams Family performance for the Florida Record Project

238630
Date
1980-03-16
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Six reel-to-reel audio tapes. This recording documents fieldwork conducted by DeVane and B. McCallum in conjunction with the Florida Record Project. R. McCallum serves as recordist. R. Williams (guitar, vocals) informally performs folk blues and gospel songs with his daughter, Wilson (vocals) and ...
Type
sound
Item ID
T83-67
Item ID
T83-68
Item ID
T83-69
Item ID
T81-19
Item ID
T83-66
Item ID
T83-65

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