Washboard Bill Cooke promotional photograph

Type:

Still Image

Date:

1960?

Item:

Photographic prints

Folder:

36

Container:

3

Series:

S1664

General Note/Comment

  • One black and white print. A promotional photograph for Cooke. 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 discusses jook joints; writing songs; working in New York; playing the washboard and the ukulele; and plays various songs, some wellknown, others his own compositions. He won the 1992 Florida Folk Heritage award.

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