The Gandy Dancers demonstration at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area (Second demonstration)

239387
Date
1993-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Mealing and Wright recieved NEA National Heritage Fellowships in 1996. The Gandy Dancers (Mealing, Jones, Brown, Vinson and Wright) sing while demonstrating track lining and spike driving. Wright explains the strength needed to work on railroads. Mealing leads "Good Evening Ev...
Type
sound
Item ID
C93-25

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

240531
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
D93-42

Cornelius Wright, Jr. interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area

296307
Date
1993-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Wright tells stories about his family and growing up in Birmingham, Ala., including a story about catching frogs and getting disciplined by his mother. At 6:39, he describes the resourcefulness of earlier generations and how it is lacking in current generations due to modern technology. "Washboard...
Type
sound
Item ID
C93-9a

"Washboard" Bill Cooke interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area

239375
Date
1993-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassette recordings. NKwanda Jah is the interviewer. On C93-3, Cooke tells stories about traveling the railroads as a hobo during the 1930s; beginning his career as a washboard musician after World War II in 1946; problems with living in Palm Beach; and working for the Seaboard Air Line R...
Type
sound
Item ID
C93-3
Item ID
C93-4

Cornelius Wright, Jr. interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area

239386
Date
1993-05-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. NKwanda Jah is the interviewer. On C93-26, Wright, a member of the Gandy Dancers from Birmingham, Ala., gives some family and educational background. He discusses his early work on the railroads and being drafted into the military during the Korean War, as well as his choice...
Type
sound
Item ID
C93-27
Item ID
C93-26

The Gandy Dancers demonstration at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area (First demonstration)

239374
Date
1993-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassette recordings. NKwanda Jah serves as emcee. Mealing and Wright recieved NEA National Heritage Fellowships in 1996. The Gandy Dancers (Mealing, Jones, Brown, Vinson and Wright) sing while demonstrating track lining and spike driving. On cassette C93-1, Wright tells stories from h...
Type
sound
Item ID
C93-2
Item ID
C93-1

The Gandy Dancers demonstration at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area (Second demonstration)

239378
Date
1993-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three audio cassette recordings. Mealing and Wright received NEA National Heritage Fellowships in 1996. The Gandy Dancers (Mealing, Jones, Vinson, Brown, and Wright) sing while demonstrating track lining and spike driving. Some of the speech his inaudible when the performers walk away from the micro...
Type
sound
Item ID
C93-11
Item ID
C93-12a
Item ID
C93-10

The Gandy Dancers demonstration at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area (First demonstration)

239379
Date
1993-05-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Mealing and Wright recieved NEA National Heritage Fellowships in 1996. The Gandy Dancers (Mealing, Jones, Brown, and Wright) sing while demonstrating track lining and spike driving. On C93-12b, Wright introduces the Gandy Dancers and gives some background on their railway work...
Type
sound
Item ID
C93-12b
Item ID
C93-13

"Washboard" Bill Cooke interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area (Second interview)

239388
Date
1993-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. NKwanda Jah is the interviewer. The tape stops and starts intermittently. Cooke tells stories about busking and buck dancing. Members of the Gandy Dancers can be heard in the background. Cooke tells various stories from his life, including being locked up in Waycross, Georgi...
Type
sound
Item ID
C93-24

Cornelius Wright, Jr. & "Washboard" Bill Cooke interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area

296306
Date
1993-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Wright discusses his family background and the efforts they made to preserve food and be resourceful due to harsh economic circumstances. Cooke joins the conversation about six minutes in and explains how hoboing helped him learn to predict snow in Florida. Wright tells stories about eating snow a...
Type
sound
Item ID
C93-8b

The Gandy Dancers demonstration at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area (Second demonstration)

239377
Date
1993-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassette recordings. Mealing and Wright recieved NEA National Heritage Fellowships in 1996. The Gandy Dancers (Mealing, Vinson, Jones, Brown, and Wright) sing while demonstrating track lining and spike driving. On C93-5, Wright introduces the Gandy Dancers and gives some background about...
Type
sound
Item ID
C93-5
Item ID
C93-6

The Gandy Dancers demonstration at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area (Second demonstration)

296320
Date
1993-05-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Mealing and Wright recieved NEA National Heritage Fellowships in 1996. The Gandy Dancers (Mealing, Vinson, Jones, Brown, and Wright) sing while demonstrating track lining and spike driving. On C93-14, Wright introduces the Gandy Dancers and Mealing leads "Good Evening Everybod...
Type
sound
Item ID
C93-14
Item ID
C93-15

The Gandy Dancers demonstration at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area (First demonstration)

296221
Date
1993-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. The full recording is a composite of side A and side B. Mealing and Wright recieved NEA National Heritage Fellowships in 1996. The Gandy Dancers (Vinson, Mealing, Jones, Brown, and Wright) sing while demonstrating track lining and spike driving. On side A, Wright explains the...
Type
sound
Item ID
C93-7

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