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45th Anniversary of the Senior Choir program

45th Anniversary of the Senior Choir program

Date
1985-01-12
Description
Four audio cassettes. Recording of the 45th anniversary program for the senior choir of the Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church. The program consisted of traditional gospel and spiritual songs. A malfunctioning microphone caused some distortion and feedback on the recording. In Winter 1985, the Bureau contracted with two folklorists to conduct a folk arts survey of the St. Johns River basin in northeastern Florida. The St. Johns River is the largest and most used river in Florida, supporting much river commerce as well as a modest amount of commercial fishing. Folklorists Mary Anne McDonald and Kathleen Figgen conducted the survey from January through March 1985 under the direction of Folklife Coordinator Blanton Owen and Bureau Chief Ormond Loomis. Documentation compiled in the survey was used to prepare and present the 'St. Johns River Basin Folklife Area' at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival.
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Aubrey Ghent and his father Henry Nelson performing sacred steel music at various events

Aubrey Ghent and his father Henry Nelson performing sacred steel music at various events

Date
1993-11-26
Description
One audio cassette recording. (Duplicate can be found on tape 5.) The first half of the tape was recorded at a House of God "Family and Friends Day Celebration" in Daytona Beach on 5 September 1993. The second half was recorded at the Ocala House of God Church #2 on 26 November 1993, and the then at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival on May 24 1994 (for entire festival performance, see D94-20 in S 1576.) On the second half, the vocals are weak. The Sacred Steel Guitar Recording Project originated in 1992 when Florida Folklife Program folklorist Robert Stone discovered that several predominantly African American House of God churches (a sub-sect of the Pentecostal church) in the St. Petersburg area were using steel guitars in their religious services. The practice began by Willie and Troman Eason in the 1930s, and expanded upon by players such as Henry Nelson and Lorenzo Harrison. Realizing that this was a unique musical tradition, labeled Sacred Steel, the Florida Folklife Program to applied for a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to conduct fieldwork and create a music album for public dispersal. The aim of the project was to increase public awareness of the gospel steel guitar tradition, as well as document it for future generations. Matched with state funds, the grant period originally ran from October 1993 through October 1994, but was extended for another year. In that time Stone, along with sound engineers William Dudley and Mike Stapleton, interviewed and recorded several steel guitarists in the St. Petersburg area. An album entitled Sacred Steel was released in 1995. It was then re-released through an agreement with Arhoolie Records in 1997.
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End of Saturday performances and start of Sunday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

End of Saturday performances and start of Sunday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Date
1975-08-30
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The Boyer Family were from Missouri, and the family of late singer Bob Beers. His wife, Burstine, was from Petersburg, NY. Dixon was from Miami. Seafood Combo was from Tallahassee and consisted of: Tony Verderamo, Larry Abrams, and Pam Mansfield. Fraser and Durham were from Midway, Georgia. Skip Johns and his band were bluegrass musicians from Lake City. Allen and Goodman were both ballad singers from East Point, Georgia. Cadwell was a banjoist from Jackson Heights, NY. Carter was a singer from Macon, Georgia. Moore hailed from Green Cove Springs. Tillinghast lived in Hollywood, Florida. The Hallmans were from Greenville, SC. Williamson was from Palatka. Flemming, with his friends Pat & Luther Rozar, and Dennis Henry, closed out the show.
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Field recordings in the Callahan neighborhood of Orlando

Field recordings in the Callahan neighborhood of Orlando

Date
1993-04-24
Description
Three DAT tapes. Digital audio tapes (DAT) generated by fieldwork undertaken to document the folklife of the Callahan neighborhood of Orlando, Florida. Results of the fieldwork were incorporated into the "Folklife Of Central Florida" folklife theme area at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival. The tapes feature African-American hymn lining and blues, folk tales, and children's games. Images of the project can be found in folder 1.
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Friday evening performances at the 1979 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Friday evening performances at the 1979 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Date
1979-05-25
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Dunscombe was from Gainesville, he had been playing the saw for 50 years by 1979, and the festival for 25 years. Called the Musical Carpenter, he was a retired UF professor. Guitarist-singer Bullard was from White Springs. The Travelers were based out of Lake City, the band consisted of Skip (banjo), Claudie (Skip's father; guitar), and Buddy Harvey (Skip's cousin; bass). Buddy taught in Duval County, and Skip and his father owned a TV shop. From Branford, this was Fox's first festival performance. He played since the 1930s. In 1932 on WJBU, he was known as Eddie Fox. The Kellys were from Palatka. From Brooksville, Miller was the daughter of Ed Flemming.
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Friday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Friday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Date
1975-08-29
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Malkine was from Shady, New York. Lazonby was from Hawthorne. Gerard and Kershner was from Lake City. The Kellys were from Palatka. Skip Johns and his band were from Lake City, and Waddell hailed from Jacksonville. Williamson was from Palatka. Frog Smith told stories, and was from Fort Myers. Whatley, of Bell, sang country music. Bullard lived in White Springs. Hancock played the mouth harp and was from Suffolk, Virginia. The Beseda Dancers were from the Czechoslovakian American community Masaryktown. The Caney were from Cookeville, Tennessee. Bessie Jones and Frankie Quimby, both of Brunswick, Georgia, later became known as the Georgia Sea Island Singers. Moore sang ballads, and lived in Green Cove Springs.

 

 

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Friday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 6)

Friday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 6)

Date
1981-05-22
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Slavin played the hammer dulcimer.
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Friday performances at the 1983 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 18)

Friday performances at the 1983 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 18)

Date
1983-05-27
Description
One reel to reel recordings. Boltin served as emcee. This was the final performance of Friday night.
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Friday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 13)

Friday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 13)

Date
1986-05-23
Description
One reel to reel recording. Bulger served as emcee. This was the last performance of Friday night.
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Friday performances at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area/Stage III) (Tape 6)

Friday performances at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area/Stage III) (Tape 6)

Date
1991-05-24
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). James played piano, and McClain sang. Known as Diamond Teeth Mary for the jewels she placed in her teeth in the 1940s, Mary was born in West Virginia, and always claimed to be the half sister of fellow blues singer Bessie Smith. In 1918, she moved to Florida's Gulf Coast. During her later years, she lived in Bradenton, Florida. Although McClain was a popular performer in the 1920s and 1930s, she stopped performing the blues for many years. She was rediscovered by the Florida Folklife Program in the 1980s. In 1986, she won the Florida Folk Heritage Award in 1986. She died on 4 April 2000.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1714_03_tape0245th Anniversary of the Senior Choir programSoundFieldwork
African Americans
Choir singing
Singing
Choirs (music)
Religious music
Religion
Protestants
Christianity
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Gospel songs
Spiritual music
Spirituals (Songs)
Music performance
Performing arts
Churches
Church membership
Special events
Church attendance
Sound recording
Singers
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a_s2044_02_tape03Aubrey Ghent and his father Henry Nelson performing sacred steel music at various eventsSoundGuitarist
Singers
Fieldwork
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Performing arts
Guitarists
Music performance
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
Festivals
Folk festivals
Special events
Church attendance
Church services
Protestants
Christianity
Churches
Religion
Musicians
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a_s1576_t79-019End of Saturday performances and start of Sunday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Singing
Guitar music
Folk singers
Old time music
Oral performance
Bluegrass music
String bands
Stringband music
Dulcimer music
Banjo music
Religious songs
Gospel music
Gospel songs
Singers
Guitarist
Bluegrass musicians
Banjoists
Bands (Music)
Musicians
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a_s1711_01_tape01Field recordings in the Callahan neighborhood of OrlandoSoundFieldwork
African Americans
Sound recordings
Community culture
Neighborhoods
Urban life
Blues (Music)
Guitar music
Hymns
Tales
Storytelling
Religious music
Religious songs
Hymn lining
Storytellers
Blues singers
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a_s1576_t83-092Friday evening performances at the 1979 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Musical saws
Saws, musical
Singing
Guitarists
Guitar music
Stringband music
Country music
Popular songs
Bluegrass music
Old time music
Banjo music
African Americans
Choir singing
Choirs (music)
Religious songs
Gospel songs
Gospel (Black)
Folk singers
Singers
Guitarist
Banjoists
Choruses
Bands (Music)
Bluegrass musicians
Musicians
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a_s1576_t79-015Friday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Singing
Dance music
Religious music
Old time music
Gospel music
African Americans
Gospel (Black)
Bluegrass music
Spirituals (Songs)
Guitar music
French Americans
Folk songs, French
Songs, French
Stringband music
Singers
Dancers
Bands (Music)
Storytellers
Guitarist
Bluegrass musicians
Musicians
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a_s1576_t81-038Friday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 6)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Singing
Guitar music
Folk singers
Tales
Storytelling
Oral narratives
Hammer dulcimer
Piano music
African Americans
Piano music (Blues)
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Gospel songs
Jazz music
Women jazz musicians
String bands
Stringband music
Old time music
Bluegrass music
Singers
Musical groups
Bands (Music)
Bluegrass musicians
Pianists
Jazz musicians
Guitarist
Storytellers
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a_s1576_t83-171Friday performances at the 1983 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 18)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
African Americans
Piano music
Blues (Music)
Blues singers
Piano music (Blues)
Gospel (Black)
Musicians
Pianists
Bands (Music)
Singers
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a_s1576_t86-113Friday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 13)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Singing
Piano music (Blues)
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Gospel (Black)
Musicians
Blues singers
Pianists
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a_s1576_42_d91-006Friday performances at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area/Stage III) (Tape 6)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
African Americans
Piano music (Blues)
Blues (Music)
Rhythm and blues songs
Singers
Musicians
Pianists
Blues singers
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