Recording of a performance and interview with vaudeville performers Harry and Lillian Kalikow

235124
Date
1985-08-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three reel to reel tapes (also copied onto C86-140 and C86-57). A recording of Harry Kalikow with his wife, Lillian, on piano, performing vaudedille routines. Followed by an interview with both. Harry discussed learning vaudeville; getting started in the business; his career; examples of songs and j...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-101
Item ID
T86-13
Item ID
T86-14
Item ID
C86-140*
Item ID
C86-57*

Interview with blues musician/singer Red Tam (Tony McQueen)

235316
Date
1988-08-01
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three audio cassettes. McQueen, also known as Red Tam, was leader of the Jacksonville-based Red Tam Blues Band. His father, also called Red Tam, was a popular local blues player (he died two years before this interview.) McQueen discusses his birth in Miami and living in various Florida towns; his ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 10

Interview with Indian grocer and artist Prema Kumar

235338
Date
1988-08-16
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Prema grew up in Madras, India and moved to the US in 1975. She and her husband run an Asian grocery store. Kumar discusses growing up in India; life in the USA; running an Asian grocery store; Kolam: designs, origins, process, and uses of; Shankaranth (sun worship); other India...
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 20

Interview with tea master Atsuko Lefcourte

236646
Date
1986-08-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Ikebana (Way of the Flower) is the Japanese tradition of flower arranging. It originated in China in the 6th century. Lefcourte was born in Osaka, Japan where she learned the art of the tea ceremony and flower arranging. She moved to Florida in 1975. For more info on Lefcourte, ...
Type
Sound

Interview with cypress furniture maker Robert James Rudd

236656
Date
1986-09-14
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three audio cassettes. A former construction worker who was born in Boynton Beach, Rudd built wicker furniture from cypress. Originally the cypress was local, but as development increased, he began acquiring the wood areas north of him. Few power tools were used to make the furniture. In the interv...
Type
Sound

Interview with autoharp player Bill Dillon

236670
Date
1986-10-17
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. The autoharp, a patented name, is also called a chorded zither. A lifelong musician, Dillon did not begin to play the autoharp until 1982 -- on a bet. He usually played songs made famous by Maybelle Carter. In the interview, he discusses growing up in West Virginia; learning to ...
Type
Sound

Interview with sugar farmer Billy Sanchez

236856
Date
1987-01-17
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. (Note on depositor agreement that interview can not be reproduced in newspapers.) Sanchez oversees cane burning and cutting, as well as recruiting workers for a local sugar grower. His father was rancher in Cuba, who left as political exiles in the 1960s. In the interview, he d...
Type
Sound

Interview with pepper farmers William and Lois DuBois

236865
Date
1987-08-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three audio cassettes. The DuBois own Dubois Farms, Inc., which grew peppers. He moved to Florida from Oklahoma in 1934, and married Lois in 1936. They began growing green beans, squash, and lima beans before moving to peppers. In the interview, they discuss farm life; planting, growing, harvesting...
Type
Sound

The Williams Singers performing at Washington Elementary School

236918
Date
1987-03-13
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. An a capella gospel sextet that formed in 1981. They are all family. The group talks with students about gospel music, a capella singing, and African American musical traditions. They also performe several gospel songs in various styles. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Pa...
Type
Sound

Interview with Washboard Bill Cooke

236880
Date
1987-08-10
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Recorded at his home. Born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine, on 4 July. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first exposed to music and dance. He hoboed, played street music, worked for railways, and played at nightclubs in South Florida. In the interviews, he discus...
Type
Sound

Interview with retired netmaker and shrimper Captain Jake Stone

238890
Date
1984-08-10
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Audio does not start immediately. C86-143: Capt. Jake Stone discusses his early years in shrimping, 1947-1948; his first shrimp boat was the "Jim Dozier"; tells fishing story; discusses shrimping in the present day - differences; family background; shrimp boats he's...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C86-141
Item ID
C86-143

Interview with blues singer Marie Buggs

235293
Date
1984-09-13
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Born in Deer Park, Florida, in a turpentine camp in 1918, Buggs learned blues from her uncle Blind Blake and blues records. She discusses learning the blues; life at a turpentine camp; juke joints; jokes from the time; various blues singers: W.C. Handy, Blind Blake, Blind Lemon...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C86-180
Item ID
C86-181

Interview with Washboard Bill Cooke on entertainment in Florida

236881
Date
1987-08-18
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Recorded at his home. Cooke discusses black entertainment in Florida. Born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine, on 4 July, Cooke worked as a street performer, a jook joint musician, a nightclub entertainer, and a railway worker. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first...
Type
Sound

Interview with Washboard Bill Cooke about his music

236882
Date
1987-07-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Recorded at his home. Born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine, on 4 July. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first exposed to music and dance. He hoboed, played street music, worked for railways, and played at nightclubs in South Florida. In the interviews, he discuss...
Type
Sound

Interview with basketmaker Lucreaty Clark

239167
Date
1979-10-31
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Six reel to reels. Lucreaty Clark was a white oak basket maker, a tradition that stretched back in her family to antebellum times. In 1979, no one else was making split white oak baskets, and she presumed the tradition would die with her. (In the mid-1980s, she trained her grandson Alphonso Jennings...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T79-23
Item ID
T79-25
Item ID
T79-26
Item ID
T79-27
Item ID
T79-28
Item ID
T79-29

Interview with steel guitarist Glenn Lee

241276
Date
03/07/1994
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 18 - 20

Interview with Donnie Gader

238519
Date
1984-10-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four audio cassettes. C84-118: Audio is quiet on interviewer at the start. Donnie Gader recollects songs from her childhood and how she learned them, including: "Rosewood Casket"; "Lilac Trees"; "I'm a Little Curly Head" (rhyme); lullabyes; "The Shoemakers"; ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C84-118
Item ID
C84-119
Item ID
C84-120
Item ID
C84-121

Meeting of the Southeastern Regional Conference for Public Sector Folklorists: Group #4-The Festival: Issues and Concerns of the Presenter

238265
Date
1983-12-11
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Much of the recording is difficult to hear - - often too soft. Discussion group members discuss integrating folk tales and other folk arts into school educational programs. They also talk about educational goals, funding, studies on how to present an accurate picture of folk ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C83-73
Item ID
C83-74

Interview with cook Flora Mae Hunter

238256
Date
1983-04-13
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. On side one, Hunter discusses her life's history and her experiences as a cook in various homes and plantations in Florida, Georgia, and Ohio. After marrying, she was hired as a cook for the Baker family at the Horseshoe plantation and worked for them for thirty-six years. S...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C83-56
Item ID
C83-57

Craftsman General Ponder at work in Tallahassee, Florida.

242148
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP7775A

View showing craftsman General Ponder at work in Tallahassee, Florida.

242147
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP7776A

View showing craftsman General Ponder making bent willow furniture in Tallahassee, Florida.

242133
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP77132A

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