Old time fiddle tunes and tall tales

240483
Date
02/04/1989
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
5
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife/folklife

E. A. "Frog" Smith telling Florida stories and tall tales at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

110486
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA4594
and tall tales at the 1986

E. A. "Frog" Smith telling Florida stories and tall tales at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

110487
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA4595
and tall tales at the 1986

Tuesday morning performances at the 1955 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

234086
Date
1955-05-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Boltin served as the emcee. See the festival program in S 1619, box 1 for more detailed information of the festival performers and activities not recorded.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-26
Tall tales

Kissimmee performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)

236966
Date
1992-05-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. The group was Seaman (fiddle), Piccalo (guitar) and Farley (bass). Folk singer Dinella served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T92-25
Tall tales

Storytelling workshop at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival

238057
Date
1980-05-22
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. A recording of the conversations of attendees at the Florida Folk Festival Storytelling Workshop. They discuss the importance of storytelling and tell their own stories.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C81-26
Tall tales

Legend of the Devil's Mill Hopper

238058
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Boltin tells "The Legend of the Devil's Mill Hopper." She recorded the story for the students at Mary E. Taylor School in Camden, Maine. The recording ends in the middle of the story.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C81-27
Tall tales

Friday afternoon performances at the 1958 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239482
Date
1958-05-02
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1958 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-67
Tall Tales (Griffis)

Florida Yesterday: Untitled episode

238365
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One video recording. (3/4" tape; 26 minutes) An untitled episode of the WINK-produced show, Florida Yesterday. (May be the first show). Features Frog on a boat, telling family stories of growing in South Georgia and Florida. See V86-58 for the unedited raw footage.
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
FV-30
Tall tales

Folklife Subject: Storytelling

274023
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Storytelling has always been a favorite method of keeping old knowledge and traditions alive. Some stories are historical in nature, while others are geared more toward moral lessons or explaining natural phenomena. Whatever the topic, storytelling is a craft that thrives on embellishments, dramatic flourishes, and stage presence. Good storytellers can often build up a considerable following. "Cousin" Thelma Boltin, Liliane Louis, and Lottie Shore are examples of popular Floridian storytellers.
Type
interactive resource
Folklore, Tall tales

Florida Yesterday: Folklore; Superstitions

240895
Date
02/15/1977
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
V86-30
Tall tales

Gamble Rogers telling a tall tale at the 1978 Florida Folk Festival in White Springs, Florida.

242048
Date
1978
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP78508
Folklife Collection

Saturday morning performances at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239229
Date
1977-09-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. (The first half of the reel consists of the Friday performances.) Frog Smith was a stroyteller form Ft. Myers. Lydia and the Pinkhams (Peggy Burr, Trisha Conner, Barbara Smith, and Michael O'Steen) were from Lakeland. Waldron was an eigth grader from White Springs.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-290
Tall Tales (Smith)

Friday evening performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

239085
Date
1980-05-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The conclusion of the Friday night performances.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T80-56
Stories and tall tales

Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 3)

240208
Date
2000-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). Pardue served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
D00-3
Tall tales

Saturday evening performances at the 1963 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239448
Date
1963-05-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. <p>&nbsp;</p>
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-143
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

Saturday evening performances at the 1960 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239463
Date
1960-05-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. The first half of the reel consists of Saturday afternoon performances. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1960 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1. Garland was the 1960 Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair winner.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-98
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: School Tape

238385
Date
1984-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording (24:21 minutes). A collection of several radio stories that was sent to Florida schools. Includes Fred Beaver talking about the Suwannee River; Story of Oh! Suzanna; Mark Moore; Story of Tioga Waltz (Foster's first song); Music by the Amigo Male Singers; Story of Josie Billie; Tininkling by David and Estrella Larioza; and tall tales by Lem Griffis. These programs were created in the early 1960s by the Stephen Foster Memorial to promote the park and its activities, as well as to educate the public about Stephen Foster and Florida folk music.
Type
Sound
Item ID
61-2-8
Tall tales

Interview with fiddle player Richard Seaman

235323
Date
1988-08-10
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Seaman, an old-time fiddle player who grew up in Kissimmee, playing at square dances. He moved to Jacksonville in 1922, and spent his life working for the railroads. He discusses learning how to play the fiddle; playing for square dances; earning a living through music in the Depression; memorizing tunes; working for the railroads; dance tunes; beaters; local musicians; dance traditions in North Florida; German music in area; fiddle contests; playing in Jacksonville; and various tall tales. For an example of his playing (with Jack Piccalo), see S 1618, box 5, tape 7. For images of Seaman, see S 1577, v.54. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 6
; and various tall tales

Sunday afternoon performances at the 1978 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239063
Date
1978-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The performance by the Olders was the end of their performance from Sunday morning (see T80-19). Juliano and Marshall was from Lakeland. The Deckards of Lake City sang gospel music. Smith was a storyteller from Fort Myers. George and Martha Heaps-Nelson were from Swainsboro, Georgia.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T80-20
Tall tales

Saturday evening performances at the 1961 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239404
Date
1961-05-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin (with Carter)served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-110
Tall Tales (Griffis)

Friday afternoon performances at the 1966 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

239359
Date
1966-05-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Rain lived in Gainesville. Smith was from Fort Myers. Daniels and Webb were both from Jacksonville. Once called the 'Woody Guthrie of Vietnam,' Pham Duy wrote over 1000 songs. Born in Ha Noi in 1921, he trained in Paris in the 1940s. A part of the anti-French resistance, Pham Duy traveled Vietnam learning folk songs, and supporting regime change. In Spring 1966, as part of a cultural exchange program with the US, the 46 year old Saigon resident toured the United States. By the 1980s, Duy resided in California, still writing and performing. An image of him can be found in S 1578, box 3, folder 36. <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-158
Tall Tales of Florida

Friday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

237701
Date
05/22/1987
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T87-3
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

Summer School Folklife Program

241247
Date
07/15/1992 - 07/17/1992
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
FV-101
Tall tales

Friday performances at the 1983 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 14)

238768
Date
1983-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recordings. Boltin served as emcee. Smith was from Fort Myers.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-167
Tall tales

Singer and musician Tom Walton performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)

236942
Date
1992-05-22
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Walton often worked as a street vendor, and performed some of his street cries. Ormond Loomis made the opening satements for the festival, and Luther Rozar served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T92-1
Tall Tales

Florida Yesterday: Pioneer Homes (master version & B-roll)

241250
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
FV-32
Tall tales

Florida Yesterday: Superstitions; Cowboys & Cattle

238364
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One video recording. (3/4&quot; tape, 34 minutes) Superstitions: (13 minutes) The second half of the episode. Filmed in Smith's home office as he tells various ghost stories and explains local superstitions. Cattle and the Cowboys: (21 minutes) Filmed in front of a barn, Smith discusses cattle ranching in Florida. He talks primarily about early ranchers Bone Mizzell and Jacob Summerlin.
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
FV-24
Tall tales

Saturday performances at the 1979 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

238648
Date
1979-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Carter was a music therapist from Tallahassee. From Dade City, Flemming was a professor at St. Leo College. Here he played with daughter Sheila Miller (guitar), Dennis Henry (banjo), Luther Rozar (gut-bucket), and Pat Rozar (vocals). Both Dinella and Myers were from Tampa. Whatley was from Bell, Florida.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-96
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

Friday morning performances at the 1958 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239481
Date
1958-05-02
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1958 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-66
Tall Tales (Griffis)

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