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Talking feet [videorecording] : solo Southern dance: buck, flatfoot and tap / DVD production producers, Mike Seeger, Heath Curdts ; project director, Mike Seeger ; associate director, Ruth Pershing.

Seeger, Mike, 1933-2009 (Added Author). Pershing, Ruth. (Added Author). Curdts, Heath. (Added Author). Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. (Added Author).


Documentary filmed in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia and North Carolina featuring flatfoot, buck, hoedown and rural tap dancing, the styles of solo Southern dancing which are companions to old-time music and on which modern clog dancing is based. Dances are done to handpatting, talking blues, singing, old-time bluegrass and Western swing style music.

Record details

  • ISBN: 631109486X :
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (16 pages ; 19 cm)
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, [2006]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Produced by Mike Seeger & Ruth Pershing"--Disc surface.
With Note:
MARCIVE 12/19/07
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Mabry Mill -- Cataloochee -- Jay Burris -- Carcassonne -- Algia Mae Hinton -- Gussie Lane -- Phoebe Parsons -- Maggie Valley -- Cataloochee -- John D. Holeman and Fris Holloway -- WAMY Senior Center -- Stanley Hicks -- L. C. King -- Fiddle Puppets -- D. Ray White.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Production coordinator, Richard Derbyshire ; editors, Mike Seeger, Ruth Pershing, Richard Derbyshire, Heath Curdts.
Participant or Performer Note:
Dancers: Allen Spence, Hoy Hayden, Luther Boyd ; Jay Burris ; Willis Fields ; Algia Mae Hinton ; Gussie Lane ; Phoebe Parsons ; Jim Hyatt ; John Reeves ; Burton and Kyle Edwards ; John Dee Holeman, Quentin "Fris" Holloway ; Biddie Reece, Eula Rogers ; Stanley Hicks ; L. C. King ; The Fiddle Puppets ; D. Ray White.
Narrator, Paul Brown.
System Details Note:
DVD format.
Subject: Dance > Southern States.
Country-dance > Southern States.
Folk dancing > Southern States.
Genre: Documentary films.

Available copies

  • 3 of 4 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Fontana Regional Library.


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