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Master of the Sacred Steel album

Master of the Sacred Steel album

Date
1994-10-13
Description
One audio cassette recording. Master version of the Sacred Steel album, which was released in 1995 by the Florida Folklife Program. The album is divided into two sections: side 1 is instrumentals and concerts; side 2 are church services. For more information on musicians, recording locations, and production credits, see accompanying booklet, which can be found in S 2044, box 1, folder 22. 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.
Collection
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.
Collection
WTNT-CBS radio report (Capital Report) on the 1958 Florida Folk Festival

WTNT-CBS radio report (Capital Report) on the 1958 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1958-05-04
Description
One reel to reel recording.
Collection
Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Beers Family at the 1964 Florida Folk Festival

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Beers Family at the 1964 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1964
Description
One reel to reel recording. These radio programs were created in the early 1960s by the Stephen Foster Memorial to promote the park and its activities, as well as to educate the public about Stephen Foster and Florida folk music.
Collection
Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Beer Family

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Beer Family

Date
1964-04
Description
One reel to reel recording (14:15 minutes). Performance by Bob & Evelyn Beers, used as a preview for the 1964 Florida Folk Festival. The Florida Arts Festival was held in 1964 between 1 April and 30 June. Developed by the Florida Development Commission throughout the state, six events were held at the Stephen Foster Memorial, including the Florida Folk Festival. These programs were created in the early 1960s by the Stephen Foster Memorial to promote the park and its activities, as well as to educate the public about Stephen Foster and Florida folk music.
Collection
Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Folk Music

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Folk Music

Date
1964-03
Description
One reel to reel recording (14:00 minutes). Highlights from previous Florida Folk Festvials, held each May at the Stephen Foster Memorial. These programs were created in the early 1960s by the Stephen Foster Memorial to promote the park and its activities, as well as to educate the public about Stephen Foster and Florida folk music.
Collection
Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Arts Festival

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Arts Festival

Date
1964-03
Description
One reel to reel recording (13:40 minutes). The Florida Arts Festival was held in 1964 between 1 April and 30 June. Developed by the Florida Development Commission throughout the state, six events were held at the Stephen Foster Memorial, including the Florida Folk Festival. These programs were created in the early 1960s by the Stephen Foster Memorial to promote the park and its activities, as well as to educate the public about Stephen Foster and Florida folk music.
Collection
Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Variety Music

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Variety Music

Date
1964-02
Description
One reel to reel recording (14:10 minutes). Excerpts form various folk festivals. These radio programs were created in the early 1960s by the Stephen Foster Memorial to promote the park and its activities, as well as to educate the public about Stephen Foster and Florida folk music.
Collection
Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Folk Music (30-minute version)

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Folk Music (30-minute version)

Date
1964-02
Description
One reel to reel recording (27:30 minutes). Music from various folk festivals. There is also a 15-minute version. These radio programs were created in the early 1960s by the Stephen Foster Memorial to promote the park and its activities, as well as to educate the public about Stephen Foster and Florida folk music.
Collection
Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Folk Music (15-minute version)

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Folk Music (15-minute version)

Date
1964-02
Description
One reel to reel recording (13:45 minutes). Music from various folk festivals. These radio programs were created in the early 1960s by the Stephen Foster Memorial to promote the park and its activities, as well as to educate the public about Stephen Foster and Florida folk music.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s2044_02_tape06Master of the Sacred Steel albumSoundGuitarist
Singers
Audiotape recordings
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Performing arts
Guitarists
Music performance
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
Religion
Churches
Christianity
Concerts
Community concerts
Protestants
Church services
Prayer
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_s2043_00053WTNT-CBS radio report (Capital Report) on the 1958 Florida Folk FestivalSoundInterviewing on radio
Radio
Radio announcing
Folklore revival festivals
Folk festivals
Special events
Journalists
Radio broadcasters
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a_s2042_sfm_58Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Beers Family at the 1964 Florida Folk FestivalSoundSingers
Musicians
Radio
Documentaries Radio
Radio programs, Public service
Performing arts
Folk singers
Songs
Folk festivals
Advertising, Public service
Music performance
Radio announcing
Folklore revival festivals
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a_s2042_sfm_57Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Beer FamilySoundSingers
Musicians
Radio
Documentaries Radio
Radio programs, Public service
Festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Folk festivals
Folk singers
Psaltery
Singing
Music performance
Performing arts
Old time music
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a_s2042_sfm_56Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Folk MusicSoundSingers
Accordionists
Dancers
Radio
Documentaries Radio
Radio programs, Public service
Festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Folk festivals
Accordion music
Folk singers
Singing
Fiddle music
Performing arts
Fiddling
Czechoslovakian Americans
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a_s2042_sfm_55Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Arts FestivalSoundSingers
Musicians
Radio
Documentaries Radio
Radio programs, Public service
Festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Folk festivals
Bell towers
Bells
Singing
Folk singers
Performing arts
Old time music
Music performance
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a_s2042_sfm_52Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Variety MusicSoundMusicians
Radio
Documentaries Radio
Radio programs, Public service
Performing arts
Singing
Choruses
Folk festivals
Choir singing
Music performance
Radio announcing
Advertising, Public service
Bands (Music)
Singers
Students
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a_s2042_sfm_45Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Folk Music (30-minute version)SoundMusicians
Students
Radio
Documentaries Radio
Radio programs, Public service
Performing arts
Singing
Choruses
Folk festivals
Choir singing
Music performance
Radio announcing
Advertising, Public service
Polish Americans
Dutch Americans
Singers
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a_s2042_sfm_44Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Folk Music (15-minute version)SoundMusicians
Students
Radio
Documentaries Radio
Radio programs, Public service
Performing arts
Singing
Choruses
Folk festivals
Choir singing
Music performance
Radio announcing
Advertising, Public service
Singers
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