Moses Williams playing the diddly bow at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival

235391
Date
1981-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Six color slides.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S81-413 - S81-414; S81-464 - S81-467
Williams, Moses, 1919-

Images of the 1984 Pioneer Days Folk Festival in Orlando

234776
Date
1984-11-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Eight color slides. 761-766: syrup making; 767-768: Moses Williams playing the diddly bow.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S85-752 - S85-760
Williams, Moses, 1919-

Centerstage Show

238602
Date
1984-06-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One video cassette. (1/2" tape) 20 minutes. Includes a discussion with Hugh Southern on political and economical aspects of folklife programs; Moses Williams performing with the dddley bow and O.B. Osceola on dug-out canoes.
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
V85-2
Williams, Moses, 1919-

Blues performer Moses Williams performing for students

238596
Date
1984
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One video cassette (3/4" tape). 45 minutes. Williams answers students' questions about his diddley bow and his life, little bit on folk medicine, string figures, homemade instruments.
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
V84-33
Williams, Moses, 1919-

Compilation for the American Folklore Society

237686
Date
1978-10
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Music performance for the American Folklore Society annual meeting.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C79-74
Williams, Moses, 1919-

Saturday performances at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 9)

238572
Date
1982-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-51
Williams, Moses, 1919-

Moses Williams playing his diddley bow

235777
Date
1978
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Ten color slides. Williams playing blues music on his diddley bow at an unspecified location. Also includes an image of him talking with folklorist Dwight Devane. A diddley bow is a one-string instrument usually used for blues music. It is often played with an empty beer bottle. Williams performed at several festivals, and is featured on the Florida Folklife Program recording, Drop On Down in Florida (see C81-31 and C81-32 in S 1576).
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S78-626 - S78-635
Williams, Moses, 1919-

Selections for the Florida Folklife Program radio advertisement (aired 18 March 1982)

238744
Date
1982
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Music compiled from field recordings to create a radio advertisement.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-134
Williams, Moses, 1919-

Images of the 1981 Florida Folk Festival

235403
Date
1981-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
218 color slides. Images of dancers, singers, puppeteers, basket makers, weavers, park staff, clogging, carvers, audiences, and the faciliies at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival. Some of these images have been described in more detail in other database entries.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S81-385 - S81-603
Williams, Moses, 1919-

Interview and music performance with blues singer Moses Williams

238915
Date
1978-02
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Moses talk about his songs; professional nicknames; history of the song Apple Core; and performances of some his compositions. (This interview may be a duplicate recording of T78-320 and T78-321, which took place on 22 April 1978.)
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-16
Item ID
T81-17
Williams, Moses, 1919-

Moses Williams playing the diddly bow at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival

235875
Date
1980-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Six color slides. Moses Williams was orginally from Mississippi. He moved to Florida in the 1950s. The diddly bow was a one-string homemade musical instrument, also known as a "yakkedy board." More information on Williams and the instrument can be found in S 1577, box 17, folder 78.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S80-195 - S80-200
Williams, Moses, 1919-

Raw Footage of 1978 Florida Folk Festival

238600
Date
1978-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One video cassette (3/4" tape). 20 minutes.
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
V84-37
Williams, Moses, 1919-

Interview with and music performance by blues musician Moses Williams

238916
Date
1980-03-11
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Moses Williams was originally from Mississippi. He moved to Florida in the 1950s. He played the diddly bow, a one-string homemade musical instrument, also called a yakedy board.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-15
Williams, Moses, 1919-

Interview with and music performance by blues musician Moses Williams

238637
Date
1980-03-11
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Moses Williams was originally from Mississippi. He moved to Florida in the 1950s. He played the diddly bow, a one-string homemade musical instrument, also called a "yakkedy board." Images from this performance can be found in S 1577, box 17, folder 78 (along with more information on the diddly bow). More from this field recording session can be found in S 1576, box 3, C80-6; and T81-15.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-86
Williams, Moses, 1919-

Monday performances at the 1978 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 6)

239079
Date
1978-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. <p>&nbsp;</p>
Type
Sound
Item ID
T80-36
Williams, Moses, 1919-

Recordings of the Folk Show

240488
Date
1987-08-02
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
20 audio cassettes. NOTE: Due to copyright issues, duplications will not be made. Patrons may only listen to recordings in the research room. The Folk Show was a weekly radio show broadcast between August 1987 through January 1988, and was hosted by Butterfield. The show featured an eclectic mix of primarily Florida folk music, including commercial recordings, live recordings, interviews, and folk-related announcements.
Type
Sound
Item ID
FS-1 - FS-20
Williams, Moses, 1919-

1978 Florida Folk Festival

238594
Date
1978-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One video cassette (3/4&quot; tape). Produced by WJCT-TV. Includes music performances and interviews with net maker Hill, dug-out canoe maker Osceola, festival organizer Boltin, and state folklorist Bulger.
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
V84-31
Williams, Moses, 1919-

Sunday performances at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

238553
Date
1982-05-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-34
Williams, Moses, 1919-

Saturday afternoon performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

239090
Date
1980-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T80-61
Williams, Moses, 1919-

Interview and music performance with blues singer Moses Williams

239246
Date
1977-11-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Williams was born 15 February 1919 in Itta Bena, Mississippi. After traveling with several acts in the 1930s/1940s, he moved to Florida to work the citrus groves. He always played the diddly bow, a one-string instrument played throughout that south that functioned as a primitive guitar. Moses talked about playing the diddly (for this recording, he hung a broom wire from the wall); performing with Sonny Boy Williams; and his life history. He played several songs. NOTE: According to the depositor's agreement, any commercial use of this recording must be cleared by Moses Williams or Dwight Devane.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-300
Williams, Moses, 1919-

Master tapes for the Drop On Down in Florida album

240615
Date
12/03/1980
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T80-123 and T80-124
Williams, Moses, 1919-

Moses Williams playing the diddly bow

237842
Date
03/11/1980
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
C80-6
Williams, Moses, 1919-

Saturday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 7)

238931
Date
1981-05-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The Polka Sweethearts were from Zephyrhills. Goodson was a jazz/blues pianist from Pensacola. Moses Williams was a blues singer who played a diddley bow. Goodson's performance continued on T81-47.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-46
Williams, Moses, 1919-

Monday afternoon performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239111
Date
1980-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T80-80
Williams, Moses, 1919-

Florida Folklife Area at the 1978 Florida Folk Festival

235804
Date
1978-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
82 color slides. Each year, the Florida Folk Festival features Florida folk artists in a special area. Often there is a theme to the area. In 1978, folk artists incldued Osceola (1025-1030); Udell (1031-1033); Clark (1034-1035); Hammack (1040-1042) Blackbay (1043-1048); Terry (1049-1052); Holloway (1053-1056); Rivers (1057); Melton (1064-1066); Rojas (1067-1073); Hill (1074-1080); Sheppard (1081); Brown (1084-1090) and Williams (1091-1098).
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S78-1022 - S78-1104
Williams, Moses, 1919-

Secular music from the Drop on Down in Florida album (Sides 1 and 2)

238061
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Recording of the first two sides of the FFP-produced album, Drop on Down in Florida, which was a collection of fieldwork recordings of African American music in Florida released in the early 1980s as a two-record LP.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C81-31
Williams, Moses, 1919-

Florida Blues Radio Show on WJCT (Jacksonville)

238039
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto audio cassette C81-11; reel T81-13B) A radio show -- jointly produced by WJCT and the FFP -- tracing the origins and evolution of blues music centering on Florida musicians. Created by using earlier FFP recordings. Includes recordings of prisoners singing the blues together while laboring and performances of &quot;Baby Please Don't Go&quot; and &quot;I'm a Stranger Here&quot; by Blind Johnny Brown of St. Petersburg, Florida. Includes commentary by Florida folklorists and Florida blues musicians.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-13
Williams, Moses, 1919-

Monday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

238947
Date
1981-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Schuman played the autoharp; and Fontana the banjo. Their performance began on T81-61. Williams was born 15 February 1919 in Itta Bena, Mississippi. After traveling with several acts in the 1930s/1940s, he moved to Florida to work the citrus groves. He always played the diddly bow, a one-string instrument played throughout that south that functioned as a primitive guitar. The Green Grass Revival's set continued on T81-63.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-62
Williams, Moses, 1919-

Interview and music performance with blues singer Moses Williams

239172
Date
1978-04-22
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Williams was born 15 February 1919 in Itta Bena, Mississippi. After traveling with several acts in the 1930s/1940s, he moved to Florida to work the citrus groves. He always played the diddly bow, a one-string instrument played throughout that south that functioned as a primitive guitar. Moses talked about his songs; professional nicknames; the music business; working for the Silas Green Traveling Show as a clown; how he wrote his songs; performing on Beale Street in Memphis; and the history of blues music. In addition, Williams plays several of his songs. (The reels T81-16 and T81-17 may be a duplicate recording of this interview.)
Type
Sound
Item ID
T78-320
Item ID
T78-321
Williams, Moses, 1919-

Saturday performances at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 9)

238548
Date
1982-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as the emcee. Folklorist Devane introduced Williams, who played the diddly bow. Moses Williams was originally from Mississippi. He moved to Florida in the 1950s. He played the diddly bow, a one-string homemade musical instrument, also called a "yakkedy board."
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-29
Williams, Moses, 1919-

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