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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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Autoharp player Charley Groth and his apprentice Cheryl Belanger

Autoharp player Charley Groth and his apprentice Cheryl Belanger

Date
1991-06-21
Description
Two DAT tapes. This was the third visit by folklorist Stone; recorded at Groth's residence. Consists of a rehearsal (tape 14) and an interview with Groth (tape 14 and 15). The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2004.
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Barking Spiders String Band performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Barking Spiders String Band performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Date
1990-05-27
Description
One reel to reel recording. Walker served as emcee. The group was from Tallahassee.
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Bill Dillon performing at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Bill Dillon performing at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Date
1987-05-22
Description
One reel to reel recording. Dudley served as emcee (and joined in on guitar on some of the songs)
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Bill Dillon performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Bill Dillon performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Date
1990-05-27
Description
Two reel to reel recording. Cooley served as emcee.
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Blues guitarist Emmett Murray playing in Pahokee

Blues guitarist Emmett Murray playing in Pahokee

Date
1980-04-08
Description
One audio cassette. Murray's "Mobile Blues" was featured on the FFP-produced recording "Drop on Down in Florida," a double LP that featured traditional African American music in the state. For another recording with Murray, see reels T83-62 through T83-64, in S 1576.
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Blues musician Buck Thompson playing on his porch

Blues musician Buck Thompson playing on his porch

Date
1985-02-14
Description
Two reel to reel tapes. Sound recording of fifty-year old blues guitarist Buck Thompson playing tunes that he learned from the radio on his front porch. A former railroad worker, he played the juke circuit in the 1950s. Because of the recording location, sounds of traffic and pedestrians can be heard. Images of the performance can be found in S 1577, v. 27, slides 1467-1495. 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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Bobby Hicks performing at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Bobby Hicks performing at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Date
1987-05-22
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Devine served as emcee.
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Bucksnort Barndance Band performing for the Cross Creek Cloggers at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Bucksnort Barndance Band performing for the Cross Creek Cloggers at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Date
1987-05-23
Description
One reel to reel recording. Devine served as emcee.
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Burr Oak Ensemble performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Burr Oak Ensemble performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Date
1992-05-23
Description
One reel to reel recording. Crider served as the emcee.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
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_s1640_22_tape14Autoharp player Charley Groth and his apprentice Cheryl BelangerSoundFieldwork
Apprentices
Zither
Autoharp
String instruments
Musical instruments
German Americans
Women apprentices
Music rehearsals
Old time music
Country music
Interviews
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Harpists
Musicians
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a_s1576_t90-144aBarking Spiders String Band performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)SoundSingers
Bands (Music)
Musical groups
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
String bands
String instruments
Stringband music
Old time music
Musicians
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a_s1576_t87-095Bill Dillon performing at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Old time music
Singing
Autoharp music
Zither
Singers
Musicians
Harpists
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a_s1576_t90-136bBill Dillon performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Folk singers
Singing
Musicians
Singers
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a_s1576_04_c81-015Blues guitarist Emmett Murray playing in PahokeeSoundFieldwork
Blues (Music)
Guitar music
African Americans
Guitarists
Electric guitar
Singing
Musical tradition, African diaspora
Performing arts
String instruments
Guitarist
Blues singers
Musicians
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a_s1714_reel23Blues musician Buck Thompson playing on his porchSoundFieldwork
Research methods
Collecting
Sound recording
String instruments
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Musical tradition, African diaspora
Guitarists
Guitar
Guitar music
Music performance
Music
Guitarist
Musicians
Blues singers
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a_s1576_t87-097bBobby Hicks performing at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Singing
Folk singers
Guitar music
Singers
Musicians
Guitarist
Composer
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a_s1576_t87-112Bucksnort Barndance Band performing for the Cross Creek Cloggers at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
String bands
Stringband music
Clogging
Dance music
Musicians
Singers
Bands (Music)
Dancers
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a_s1576_t92-083bBurr Oak Ensemble performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Performances
Old time music
String bands
Music performance
Musical groups
Bands (Music)
Musicians
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