Billy Vaughn performing at the Stephen Foster Memorial

241356
Date
1959?
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
00253
Saxophone music (Jazz)

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 Ago," and his favorite jazz pieces; making a living as a professional musician; having Hal Andrews as a high school teacher; and his father's interest in music. Copied onto audiocassette C83-49. 
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-151
Saxophone 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
Saxophone music

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