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Sonny Treadway performing sacred steel music with a band at a House of God church

Sonny Treadway performing sacred steel music with a band at a House of God church

Date
1994-02-20
Description
One audio cassette recording. Made during the last day of the annual State Assembly of the Jewell Dominion churches of Florida. These are excerpts from a longer recording. 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
Glenn Lee performing sacred steel music with a band at a House of God church

Glenn Lee performing sacred steel music with a band at a House of God church

Date
1994-03-07
Description
One audio cassette recording. (Duplicate can be found on tape 5.) Recorded at a Church of God church (not during church services)in Perrine, Florida. The band consisted of Glenn Lee (steel guitar), Alvin Lee (bass), Benjamin Beckford (drums), and John Hampton (guitar). Excerpted from a longer recording (see tapes 18-20 in S 2044). 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
Willie Eason performing steel guitar music at his home

Willie Eason performing steel guitar music at his home

Date
1994-01-16
Description
One audio cassette recording. This tape consisted of excerpts of a longer recording of Eason, recorded at his home. 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
Stephen Foster Songs at the Stephen Foster Museum

Stephen Foster Songs at the Stephen Foster Museum

Date
1951-09-08
Description
One reel to reel recording.
Collection
Frank Proffitt performing

Frank Proffitt performing

Date
1960
Description
One reel to reel recording. Proffitt was best known as the originator of the popular folk song, "Tom Dooley." Born in Bloomary, Tenn, but moved to North Carolina as a child. There, he picked up the murder ballad, Tom Dooley. Folklorists Anne and Frank Warner collected his performance of it in the 1930s. BY the 1950s, it was a hit song for performers such as the Kingston Trio. In the 1960s, Proffitt became associated with the song, and began performing at several folk festival, such as University of Chicago and the Newport Folk Festival.
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Carilloneur Anton Brees performing at the Arlington Carillon

Carilloneur Anton Brees performing at the Arlington Carillon

Date
1960
Description
One reel to reel recording. Concert by Brees in Arlington, VA. Brees, originally from Belgium, was hired by Edward Bok to play to Bok Tower carillon in 1929. He performed there until his death 1967. He was replaced by Milford Myhre from 1967 to 2004, then William De Turk.
Collection
Recordings of the West Virginia State Folk Festival

Recordings of the West Virginia State Folk Festival

Date
1960
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. The West Virginia State Folk Festival began as a one-day event in 1950 as an outgrowth of Dr. Patrick Gainer's folklore class at Glenville State College. In 1957, it was expanded to two days, in 1960 expanded to three days, and in 1962 it became a four-day event. The festival was a grassroots affair that focused solely upon local traditional artists. Starting in 1957, the festival chose local women over the age of seventy to serve as the West Virginia Belles.
Collection
Billy Vaughn performing at the Stephen Foster Memorial

Billy Vaughn performing at the Stephen Foster Memorial

Date
1959
Description
One reel to reel recording. Concert by jazz saxophonist Vaughn. In 1959, he recorded at LP for Dot Records, Billy Vaughn Plays Stephen Foster (DOT 3260). Born in Glasgow, Kentucky, Vaughn began his career with the Hilltoppers as a vocalist. He then moved to the saxophone, covering instrumentals as an orchestra leader. He was known for his twin saxophone sound.
Collection
Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair contest and ball at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1967)

Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair contest and ball at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1967)

Date
1967-02-11
Description
Six reel to reel recordings. Starting in 1951, each February, the Stephen Foster Memorial and the Florida Federation of Music Clubs sponsored a competition aimed at young female vocalists. The winner was dubbed that year's "Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair." A ball was also held in association with the contest. Starting in 1954, winners were awarded musical scholarships, and a spot on the Florida Folk Festival program.
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a_s2044_02_tape04Sonny Treadway performing sacred steel music with a band at a House of God churchSoundGuitarist
Singers
Fieldwork
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Performing arts
Guitarists
Music performance
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
Musical groups
Churches
Religion
Christianity
Protestants
Bands (Music)
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_tape02Glenn Lee performing sacred steel music with a band at a House of God churchSoundGuitarist
Singers
Fieldwork
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Performing arts
Guitarists
Music performance
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
Musical groups
Churches
Religion
Christianity
Protestants
Bands (Music)
Musicians
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a_s2044_02_tape01Willie Eason performing steel guitar music at his homeSoundGuitarist
Singers
Fieldwork
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Performing arts
Guitarists
Music performance
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
Musicians
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a_s2043_00282Stephen Foster Songs at the Stephen Foster MuseumSoundConcerts
Music performance
Performing arts
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Singing
Musicians
Singers
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a_s2043_00271Frank Proffitt performing SoundPerforming arts
Music performance
Folk singers
Singing
Old time music
Religious music
Religious songs
Singers
Musicians
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a_s2043_00262Carilloneur Anton Brees performing at the Arlington CarillonSoundCarillons
Music performance
Performing arts
Concerts
Carillonneurs
Musicians
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a_s2043_00256Recordings of the West Virginia State Folk FestivalSoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Music performance
Special events
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a_s2043_00253Billy Vaughn performing at the Stephen Foster MemorialSoundAudiotape recordings
Saxophone music
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Jazz music
Saxophone music (Jazz)
Concerts
Music performance
Performing arts
Singers
Jazz musicians
Saxophonists
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a_s2043_00244Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair contest and ball at the Stephen Foster Memorial (1967)SoundCompetitions
Music performance
Performing arts
Dance music
Dance
Balls (Parties)
Dance parties
Social gatherings
Beauty contests
Contests
Singers
Singing
Musicians
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