Interview with country singer John Anderson

320516
Date
1990
Collection
Video
Description
Country musician John Anderson talks about song writing and his Florida roots
Video Details
9:48; color; sound; N2016-6
true

Cracker Trio Part Three

320933
Date
1995
Collection
Video
Description
This video includes raw footage interviews with Tommy Walton, Blind Willie Brown and Diamond Teeth Mary McClain. Walton discusses being a classic blues performers and making a living as a musician. Brown, speaks of growing up in Florida, learning piano, and attending Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. McClain discusses her professional music career from 1937-present. Shots include interior and exteriors of buildings at Cracker Country in Tampa.
Blues musicians discuss

Florida Folk Festival Live

320935
Date
1998
Collection
Video
Description
This is a promotional video for the Florida Folk Festival. Footage includes musicians John Anderson, Rock Bottom, Vassar Clements, Sam Pacetti, Marie Nofsinger, Wayne Martin, Vassar Clements, Diamond Teeth Mary, Del Suggs, Tomas Granado, Angela Patua, Onabamiero Osunlade Ogunleye, Lilian Nerette Louis, 21st Century Steel Band, Eddie Keeney, Chief Jim Billie and other musicians.
true

Ray Charles

252941
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
It is "FAMU Day" at the Legislature. Ray Charles is introduced by Sen. Pat Thomas in the Senate Chamber. Mr. Charles chats for a while and then plays a tune. Videotaped by Bradley White.
Video Details
13:50; color; sound; V-155 P93-013; S. 1239
Musicians

Cracker Trio Part Four

320514
Date
1995
Collection
Video
Description
In this raw footage interview, blues singer Diamond Teeth Mary McClain describes her professional music career from 1937-present.
Blues musicians

George Lewis' Jazz Funeral

253296
Date
January 1969
Collection
Video
Description
This film is footage of legendary New Orleans clarinetist George Lewis' jazz funeral. There are family members, reporters and fans present on a rainy funeral day in New Orleans. The Olympia and Eureka Jazz Bands are shown playing dirges at the cemetery before launching into an up-tempo number, complete with jubilant, second-line dancing.
Video Details
4:28; color; sound; V-172 S. 1239
Musicians

Florida Folk Festival 1955

232393
Date
1955
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with scenes from Eleanor Phillips Barne's pageant, "Old Saint Augustine," a history of Spanish Florida acted out by local actors dressed in period costumes. More Florida Folk Festival scenes follow, including dancers, choirs, storytellers and musicians. A troupe of Jacksonville school children perform the pageant "River of May" dressed as conquistadors, pirates and American Indians. Three men march onstage with the Confederate flag, followed by female and male Navy enlistees. Native Floridian Verena Fogel performs a hula dance to music by Wally Lono and the Hawaiian Stringband. A tap dance group demonstrates their craft, with some dressed as flappers. The Alachua County Boy Scouts, dressed as "Indians," dance in front of the Stephen Foster Museum before joining representatives of the Florida Seminoles onstage. Produced by the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission.
Video Details
18:30; B&W; silent; V-198; flca006; S.1579; Media 1979-23
Type
Moving Image
, storytellers and musicians. A troupe

Florida Folk Festival 1964

253053
Date
30-Jun-64
Collection
Video
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1964 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It opens with scenes of the Stephen Foster Memorial. A "town crier" announces the start of the Florida Folk Festival. Seminoles open the festival with a ceremonial "Green Corn Dance" and "Buffalo Dance." One Seminole, Chief Billie Bowlegs III, keeps time with a turtle-shell rattle. Folk Festival footage documents a plethora of participants, including many types of folk dancers, musicians, choirs, jump ropers, sacred harp singers, spiritual singers, storytellers, crafters and quilters. Well-known folklorist Alton C. Morris was an adviser on the film. The Amigo Male Singers provided the music. Produced by the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission.
Video Details
13:03; color; sound; V-203 FLBA003; S. 1579; Media 1979-9
Type
Moving Image
true

BLUEGRASS

252904
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:00; color; sound and silent; V-243 CA306; S.1239
Description
The film opens with scenes of a ragtag group of musicians playing the bluegrass classic "Stealin" at the Millers Landing Bluegrass Festival. There is an interview with The Sunshine State Bluegrass Boys and more bluegrass numbers follow. The film also includes silent scenes from the Ochlocknee Bluegrass Festival. Produced by WFSU-TV.
of musicians playing the bluegrass

STEPHEN FOSTER CENTER DEDICATION

253132
Date
1979
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:02; color; sound; V-186 BA227; S. 828
Description
This film shows Secretary of State Bruce Smathers speaking at the dedication and ribbon-cutting of the Stephen Foster Memorial Center in White Springs, Florida at the opening of the 23rd Annual Florida Folk Festival. "Cousin" Thelma Boltin, the Florida Folk Festival director, presents Secretary Smathers with a traditional Florida Seminole jacket. Smathers thanks a Seminole family for the jacket. There is additional footage of folk musicians performing music.
footage of folk musicians

SUWANNEE SOJOURN

253548
Date
1958
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:00; color; sound; V-37 CA156; S. 1579
Description
This film shows the Stephen Foster Memorial and Museum. Viewers see the Jeannie auditions and the annual folk festival, which includes singers, dancers, musicians, a dowser, storytellers, national dances and costumes from other countries, a whip-cracking demonstration and a bird caller. Produced by Robert Leahy; sponsored by the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission.
, musicians, a dowser, storytellers

FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL

253051
Date
1956
Collection
Video
Video Details
17:40; b&w; silent; V-200 FLCA005; S. 1579, Media 1979-22
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1956 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Participants featured in this film include Seminole Indian dancers, folk dancing styles from around the world, choirs and various musicians. Musicians include fiddlers, musical saw players, guitarists, violinists and accordion players. Local students demonstrate their jump rope technique and Harold Weaver demonstrates how to make a water divining rod from a tree branch. Performers include Bertha Bloodsworth, Annie Tomlin, Folklorist Richard Chase's Punch and Judy Show, and hula dancer Verena Fogel. The film ends with whip-crackers Curly Dekle and Claude Sheppard showing off their skills. Produced by Robert Leahy Studio.
and various musicians. Musicians

WAY DOWN UPON THE SUWANNEE RIVER

253619
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
24:11; b&w; sound; V-201 FLDA006; S. 1579; Media 1979-24
Description
This film opens with an African-American boy fishing on the Suwannee River while "Old Folks at Home" plays in the background. There are scenes of the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida, including the museum and Carillon Bell Tower. There is extensive footage of Florida Folk Festival performers, including whip-crackers, musicians, quilt makers, an elderly woman spinning cotton thread and square dancers. European folk dancers represent Czech, Hungarian and Bavarian styles. There are also examples of Seminole Indian dances and African-American ring dancing and game songs. The segment ends with shots of The Belle of the Suwannee, a small-scale riverboat used for park visitors. Produced by the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission. Duplicate of FLDA001.
whip-crackers, musicians

DAYS OF SPAIN FIESTA

252973
Date
1974
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:40; color; sound; V-191 BA293; S.1239
Description
St. Augustine's Day of Spain Fiesta is highlighted in this film. The narrator traces the founding of St. Augustine, the establishment of Castillo de San Marcos and the construction of the city. Larry Moore of the St. Augustine Jaycees comments on the Fiesta. Mayor Fred Brancoff and St. Augustine's "Royal Family" open the Fiesta with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Musicians perform and children compete for prizes at contest booths. A band of "gypsy dancers" performs and a mock battle between "French invaders" and "Spanish soldiers" ensues on a small stage for a few moments before the French are repelled. Produced by WFSU-TV.
. Musicians perform and children

FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL

253054
Date
1971
Collection
Video
Video Details
10:29; color; sound; V-192 FLBA011; S. 1579
Description
This film has scenes from the 1971 Florida Folk Festival filmed at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It includes square dancers, Boy Scouts dressed as American Indians and bluegrass musicians. Festival director "Cousin" Thelma Boltin comments on the process of selecting festival participants. Anne Lunestad can be seen spinning cotton and Roy Lee Wallace performs a shoeshine rag. Florida Rep. Lawton Chiles can be seen among the spectators.
and bluegrass musicians. Festival

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