Don Grooms and Friends performing at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

237605
Date
1988-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Fitchen served as emcee. The group consisted of Grooms (guitar/vocals); Devine (guitar); Jemison (bass); Dinella (guitar); Wangerman (mandolin); Naumann (auotharp); Martin (fiddle) and McLean (harmonica). Reel to reel ends with first two selections from Gamble Rogers' performance.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T88-55
Item ID
T88-56
McLean, Will, 1919-1990

Saturday performances at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 11)

238550
Date
1982-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as the emcee. Rogers and friends (McLean, Book Binder, and the Criders) closed out the Saturday evening performances. McClain and Goodson opened the Sunday morning performances (introduced by folklorist Bulger). <p>&nbsp;</p>
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-31
McLean, Will, 1919-1990

Saturday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 9)

238933
Date
1981-05-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Jackson and Gavin were boat drivers at Wakulla Springs. Boat tours have been given at the springs on since the late 1800s. Many of the 1980s drivers were descendents of those early drivers, and provide some of the same folk tales. The springs was developed as a tourist attraction in the 1930s (and became a Florida state park in 1987.) Singer-songwriter-guitarist McLean played &amp; sang while Lais interpreted his songs through dance.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-48
McLean, Will, 1919-1990

Friday afternoon performances at the 1963 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239437
Date
1963-05-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.The first half of the reel consists of Friday morning performances. The recording of Ballad of Silver Springs by McLean cuts off in the middle.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-135
McLean, Will, 1919-1990

Monday afternoon performances at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239245
Date
1977-09-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-299
McLean, Will, 1919-1990

Sunday afternoon performances at the 1971 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239301
Date
1971-05-09
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. NOTE: Due to technical problems with the original reels the recording quality of the 1971 Florida Folk Festival is exceptionally poor. The first half of the reel consists of the Sunday morning program, not listed here (see separate entry for description.) Boltin also served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-228
McLean, Will, 1919-1990

Saturday performances at the 1979 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 5)

238651
Date
1979-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. From St. Augustine, Joe Mark also worked as a graphic designer. This was his eleventh festival. From Jensen Beach, the Back Porch Boys consisted of Ken Crawford, Michael Goodman, Frank Renton, and Bob Kane. This was their first festival. From Jacksonville, White was also a kindergarten teacher. This was her first festival. Dixon was a minister from Miami. The Back Porch Boys were from Jacksonville. From Jacksonville, the Shoestring Puppet Theater performed an 18th Century puppet play by Metterlinck, blending puppetry with mime. Lais danced to singer-guitarist McLean's songs.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-99
McLean, Will, 1919-1990

Saturday evening performances at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239240
Date
1977-09-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. McLean and Grooms were from Gainesville. Crider and Bittner (later Mrs. Crider) sang environmental songs, and were also from Gainesville. Smith was from Marietta, Georgia. Tillinghast was form Stone Mountain, Georgia. Mitchell performed a shoeshine rag with heaps-Nelson on harmonica. Moore was form Naples. Singer-storyteller-guitarist Rogers was from St. Augustine. Muller was a music instructor at Seminole Community College. Junkanoos played calypso music.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-294
McLean, Will, 1919-1990

Saturday afternoon performances of the 1967 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239330
Date
1967-05-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The second half of the reel consists of the Saturday evening program. (see separate entry for that description.)
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-175
McLean, Will, 1919-1990

Saturday evening performances of the 1967 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239332
Date
1967-05-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The first half of the reel consists of the Saturday afternoon program.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-175
McLean, Will, 1919-1990

Saturday evening performances at the 1965 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (reel 1)

239349
Date
1965-05-08
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-153b
McLean, Will, 1919-1990

Saturday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

239162
Date
1975-08-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Dan Smith was a harmonica player from White Plains, NY. Dobbs was from Palatka. McKinney played the violin. The Hallmans were from Greenville, S.C. The Dirt Kickers were a string band from Tallahassee. Dinella and Myers were singer-guitarists from Tampa. Moore was from Green Cove Springs. Hancock was a dulcimer player from Suffolk, Virginia. Joe mark was from Chapel Hill, NC. The LeFevres were from Knoxville, and consisted of Richard, Shirley, Corey, Amy, and Geoffrey. Will McLean (the Black Hat Troubadour) was a singer-songwriter-guitarist from Orlando. Betty Smith was a dulcimer player from Marietta, Georgia. Jones and Quimby sang African American spirituals -- from Brunswick, Georgia, they would later be known as the Georgia Sea Island Singers. Huber was also from Knoxville, Tennessee. Listed in the program as Eugenia Sisinni Jones, the singer-guitarist was later known as Jeanie Fitchen. The Abundant life Singers were from Clearwater, and Malkine was from New York. <br />
Type
Sound
Item ID
T79-18
McLean, Will, 1919-1990

Friday performances at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 7)

238539
Date
1982-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. The Barley band's performance began on T83-19.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-20
McLean, Will, 1919-1990

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

239227
Date
1977-09-02
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-289
McLean, Will, 1919-1990

Recordings of the 1979 4th of July Celebrations

239154
Date
1979-07-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Six reel to reel recordings.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T79-8
Item ID
T79-7
Item ID
T79-9
Item ID
T79-10
Item ID
T79-11
Item ID
T79-12
McLean, Will, 1919-1990

Performances at the 1973 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

240800
Date
08/31/1973 - 09/01/1973
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-235
McLean, Will, 1919-1990

Performances at the 1973 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 6)

240803
Date
08/31/1973 - 09/01/1973
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-238
McLean, Will, 1919-1990

Performances at the 1970 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 4)

239287
Date
1970-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Towards the end of the reel, radio commercials for the 1975 Florida Folk Festival were accidentally recorded onto the reel by the Stephen Foster Center staff. It is unknown what was recorded over. The Antioch Junior Choir sang gospel songs, and were from Manning, SC. <p>&nbsp;</p>
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-216
McLean, Will, 1919-1990

Remembering Old Friends: A Folklife Sampler (1978-1987) and associated recordings

241345
Date
1992
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tapes 36 - 49
McLean, Will, 1919-1990

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