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The Gospel Sound: When Good News Music Was Golden, 1940s-1960s

The Gospel Sound: When Good News Music Was Golden, 1940s-1960s

Date
1980
Description
One video recording. (VHS) Created as part of a traveling exhibit on gospel music. NOTE: Because this was a copyrighted work, no copies can be made.
Collection
Video of Golden Gospel: Afro-American Roots (Orlando)

Video of Golden Gospel: Afro-American Roots (Orlando)

Date
1985-09-15
Description
Two video recordings (3/4 tape; approx. one hour each) Video of the Golden Gospel concert at the Frontline Outreach Building in Orlando, a FFP-sponsored series of concerts that provided a musical history of African American religious music. The concerts, presented as a church service, featured several gospel music groups from Florida and elsewhere: Ponder Singers (Jax.); Cisrow Gospel Allstars (Millville, NJ); Washington Singers (Cocoa); Goldenaires and the Spiritualettes (Orlando); Master Keys and the Dixie Hummingbirds (Philadelphia, PA); and the Dixie Jubilees (Jax). Folklorists Taylor and Bulger can be seen taking photographs; folklorist Larsen is visible creating audio recordings; and folklorists Dyen is visible in the audience. For videos of their Leesburg performance, see FV-114 through FV-118. For reel recordings of the Orlando concert, see T85-150 through T85 -154; for the Leesburg concert, see T86-214 through T86-216. For images of both performances, see S 1577, volume 30. Running times: FV-114 -- 57 minutes FV-119 -- 62 minutes
Collection
Video of gospel musician Willie Eason winning the 1995 Florida Folk Heritage Award

Video of gospel musician Willie Eason winning the 1995 Florida Folk Heritage Award

Date
1995-10-07
Description
One video cassette. A popular gospel musician in the St. Petersburg area. He influenced most gospel steel guitarists. He won the 1995 Florida Folk Heritage Award. Video is of that ceremony.
Collection
Video of the Golden Gospel: Afro-American Roots (Leesburg)

Video of the Golden Gospel: Afro-American Roots (Leesburg)

Date
1985-09-14
Description
Four video recordings (3/4 tape; approx. one hour each) Video of the Golden Gospel concert, a FFP-sponsored series of concerts that provided a musical history of African American religious music. The concerts, presented as a church service, featured several gospel music groups from Florida and elsewhere: Ponder Singers (Jax.); Cisrow Gospel Allstars (Millville, NJ); Washington Singers (Cocoa); Goldenaires and the Spiritualettes (Orlando); Master Keys and the Dixie Hummingbirds (Philadelphia, PA); and the Dixie Jubilees (Jax). For videos of their Orlando performance, see FV-115 and FV-119. For reel recordings of the Orlando concert, see T85-150 through T85 -154; for the Leesburg concert, see T86-214 through T86-216. For photographic images of both performances, see S 1577, volume 30. Running times: FV-115 -- 45 minutes FV-116 -- 61 minutes FV-117 -- 61 minutes FV-118 -- 42 minutes
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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.
Collection
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.
Collection
Friday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance & Dance Stage) (Tape 1)

Friday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance & Dance Stage) (Tape 1)

Date
1997-05-23
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT).
Collection
Friday performances at the 2004 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Disc 2)

Friday performances at the 2004 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Disc 2)

Date
2004-05-28
Description
One compact disc. Kay, director of the Florida Folk Festival, served as emcee. They played gospel music on steel guitar, often referred to as sacred steel.
Collection
Friday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 10)

Friday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 10)

Date
1997-05-23
Description
One audio cassette recordings. Side A: Catalina Delgado, a trunk and Mexican paper artist and Eileen Brautman, a Jewish paper artist are interviewed by Laurie Sommers. Delgado discusses paper-cutting techniques and how designs are made. Brautman explains traditional and contemporary calligraphy and paper cutting according to the European tradition. She tells of making stories from the Bible, use of animals and other designs and the making of a Ketubah (Jewish marriage contract). Side B: Sonny Treadway (Deerfield Beach, FL), sacred steel guitarist is interviewed by Laurie Sommers. He discusses sacred steel guitar and gospel music as well as his musical influences such as his father, other family members and church musicians. He plays by ear and has written several original songs.
Collection
Glenn Lee performing Pass Me Not Oh Gentle Savior

Glenn Lee performing Pass Me Not Oh Gentle Savior

Date
1994-03-07
Description
One audio cassette recording. For more of Lee, see tapes 2 and 4. 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
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
The Gospel Sound: When Good News Music Was Golden, 1940s-1960sThe Gospel Sound: When Good News Music Was Golden, 1940s-1960sMoving ImageSingers
Documentary videos
African Americans
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Gospel musicians
Gospel songs
Religious songs
Religious music
Christianity
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Video of Golden Gospel: Afro-American Roots (Orlando)Video of Golden Gospel: Afro-American Roots (Orlando)Moving ImageChoruses
Fieldwork
Video recording
African Americans
A capella singing
Choir singing
Singing
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Religious music
Religious songs
Folklorists
Recording equipment
Sound recording
Spiritual music
Spirituals (Songs)
Christianity
Protestants
Oral communication
Oral performance
Preachers
Religion
Sermons
Church services
Concerts
Music performance
Singers
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Video of gospel musician Willie Eason winning the 1995 Florida Folk Heritage AwardVideo of gospel musician Willie Eason winning the 1995 Florida Folk Heritage AwardMoving ImageSingers
African Americans
Gospel (Black)
Gospel musicians
Awards
Public speaking
Rites and ceremonies
Musicians
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Video of the Golden Gospel: Afro-American Roots (Leesburg)Video of the Golden Gospel: Afro-American Roots (Leesburg)Moving ImageChoruses
Fieldwork
Video recording
African Americans
A capella singing
Choir singing
Singing
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Religious music
Religious songs
Folklorists
Recording equipment
Sound recording
Spiritual music
Spirituals (Songs)
Christianity
Protestants
Oral communication
Oral performance
Preachers
Religion
Sermons
Church services
Concerts
Music performance
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_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_76_d97-001Friday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance & Dance Stage) (Tape 1)SoundSingers
Guitarist
Musicians
Dancers
Storytellers
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Guitar music
Steel guitars
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Gospel musicians
Religious songs
African Americans
Arts, Japanese
Japanese Americans
Dance music
Folk dance
Marimba
Maya arts
Mayans
Arts, Mexican
Mexican Americans
Animal tales
Storytelling
Seminole Indians
Oral performance
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a_s2034_02_cd04-002Friday performances at the 2004 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Disc 2)SoundSingers
Guitarist
Musicians
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Steel guitars
African Americans
Gospel (Black)
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Religious music
Religious songs
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a_s1576_67_c97-070Friday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 10)SoundArtisans
Artists
Musicians
Guitarist
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Oral performance
Life histories
Interviewing
Arts, Jewish
Jewish Americans
Jewish art and symbolism
Ketubah
Calligraphy
Marriage contracts
Decorative arts
Arts, Mexican
Mexican Americans
Paper art
African Americans
Steel guitars
Musical tradition, sacred
Gospel (Black)
Gospel musicians
Gospel music
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a_s2044_02_tape10Glenn Lee performing Pass Me Not Oh Gentle SaviorSoundFieldwork
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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