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Annie Lue Davis oral history for the Zora Neale Hurston Festival

Annie Lue Davis oral history for the Zora Neale Hurston Festival

Date
1990-01-27
Description
Two audio cassettes. Recorded in her home, Davis talks about her life, community life in Eatonville, and Zora Neale Hurston. Nusz conducted several interviews for the first Zora Neale Hurston Festival held at the end of January of 1990.
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Annie Mae Taylor interview for the North Florida Folklife Project

Annie Mae Taylor interview for the North Florida Folklife Project

Date
1979-06-06
Description
One reel to reel. Taylor discusses her life and career as a midwife. Topics include family history; training with a local doctor; childbirth; medicinal treatments; pre-natal care; her first delivery in 1953; complications in childbirth including tearing, placenta, twins, and breached births; birth-related superstitions; labor pains; and monetary charges. Bonnie Carden, another midwife, also joins in towards the end of the interview.
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Annie Tomlin performance at the Stephen Foster Memorial

Annie Tomlin performance at the Stephen Foster Memorial

Date
1953-05
Description
One reel to reel recording.
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Annual Tarpon Springs International Glendi

Annual Tarpon Springs International Glendi

Date
1976-10-23
Description
Two audio cassettes. A glendi is a Greek festival, which can take the form of a fair or festival. Recording of a glendi in Tarpon Spring, including church choirs, interviews with Czechoslovakian and Greek residents, Greek and Czechoslovakian singers, and an interview with the chairman of Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce. Side two is blank.
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Antjuan Edwards interview for the Sacred Steel Guitar Recording Project

Antjuan Edwards interview for the Sacred Steel Guitar Recording Project

Date
1995-07-12
Description
One audiocassette recording. Recorded at the Ocala House of God Church #2. At the time, Edwards was a sophomore at Vanguard High School. He discussed playing and learning the sacred steel guitar. There is a significant amount of background noise, but the interview is still audible.
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Aubrey Ghent and Henry Nelson interview for the Sacred Steel Guitar Recording Project

Aubrey Ghent and Henry Nelson interview for the Sacred Steel Guitar Recording Project

Date
1993-11-26
Description
Four audio cassette recordings. Recorded at Nelson's sister's house (Mary Linzy) in Ocala. Ghent and Nelson discuss the origins of the Sacred Steel tradition, early influences (e.g. Troman and Willie Eason), the House of God tradition, and playing styles. 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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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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Aubrey Ghent performing Father in Jesus Name

Aubrey Ghent performing Father in Jesus Name

Date
1993-09-05
Description
One audio cassette recording. For more of these two, see tape 3. 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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Bill Butler interview

Bill Butler interview

Date
1977-01-25
Description
One audio cassette. Recorded at Butler's Key West home. Butler discusses the woman who formed the band; the instruments he plays; the kind of music the band plays; playing for funerals and parades; nicknames for people in the band; the origins of the band's name; and discusses his brother and father.
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Billy Rolle interview for the Miami-Dade Folklife Survey

Billy Rolle interview for the Miami-Dade Folklife Survey

Date
1985-12-10
Description
One audio cassette. Rolle, a jazz saxophonist, discusses his Bahamian parents, playing jazz, learning various instruments, segregation, South Florida nightclubs, and different styles of jazz.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_38_tape14Annie Lue Davis oral history for the Zora Neale Hurston FestivalSoundFieldwork
Interviews
African Americans
Oral histories
Oral narratives
Life histories
Community culture
Family history
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a_s1576_t79-005Annie Mae Taylor interview for the North Florida Folklife ProjectSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral history
Personal experience narratives
African Americans
Midwifery
Occupational groups
Occupational training
Health
Labor
Children
Natural medicine
Natural childbirth
Healers
Family history
Beliefs and cultures
Midwives
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a_s2043_00042Annie Tomlin performance at the Stephen Foster MemorialSoundStorytelling
Performing arts
Oral narratives
Oral performance
Animal tales
African Americans
Storytellers
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a_s1576_01_c77-002Annual Tarpon Springs International GlendiSoundPerformers
Bands (Music)
Animal trainers
Arts, Ukrainian
Ukrainian Americans
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Interviews
Gospel songs
Local history
Religious music
Arts, Greek
Greek Americans
Czechoslovakian Americans
Musicians
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a_s2044_02_tape16Antjuan Edwards interview for the Sacred Steel Guitar Recording ProjectSoundField recordings
Steel guitars
Guitar music
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Oral histories
Interviews
Religion
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a_s2044_02_tape12Aubrey Ghent and Henry Nelson interview for the Sacred Steel Guitar Recording ProjectSoundGuitarist
Singers
Fieldwork
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Performing arts
Guitarists
Music performance
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
Personal experience narratives
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Oral history
Protestants
Christianity
Churches
Religion
Musicians
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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_s2044_02_tape09Aubrey Ghent performing Father in Jesus NameSoundFieldwork
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Performing arts
Guitarists
Music performance
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
Bands (Music)
Musical groups
Churches
Religion
Christianity
Protestants
Guitarist
Singers
Musicians
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a_s1576_01_c77-011Bill Butler interviewSoundInterviewing
Interviews
Performers
Performing arts
Oral narratives
Life histories
Jamaican Americans
Parades
African Americans
Bands (Music)
Musicians
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a_s1576_40_tape11Billy Rolle interview for the Miami-Dade Folklife SurveySoundField recordings
Interviews
African Americans
Oral narratives
Jazz
Family history
Bahamian Americans
Jazz bands
Jazz musicians
Saxophones
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