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Greek Orthodox Epiphany Day Church Service- St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

Greek Orthodox Epiphany Day Church Service- St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

Date
1976-01-06
Description
One audio cassette. Recording of a epiphany day service. The Epiphany of Our Lord is a Christian rite celebrated within the Eastern Orthodox faith. Epiphany is a Greek word meaning to make known, and refers to the visit of the Magi to Christ, thereby making him known to the world. It is the climax of the twelve days of Christmas. Tarpon Springs boasts a large Greek American community.
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Henry Nelson performing Amazing Grace

Henry Nelson performing Amazing Grace

Date
1993-09-05
Description
One audio cassette recording. For more of Nelson, 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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Interview with blues singer Mary McClain

Interview with blues singer Mary McClain

Date
1982-08-05
Description
Two reel to reels. Known as Diamond Teeth Mary for the jewels she placed in her teeth in the 1940s, Mary was born in West Virginia, and always claimed to be the half sister of fellow blues singer Bessie Smith. In 1918, she moved to Florida's Gulf Coast. During her later years, she lived in Bradenton, Florida. Although McClain was a popular performer in the 1920s and 1930s, she stopped performing the blues for many years. She was rediscovered by the Florida Folklife Program in the 1980s. In 1986, she won the Florida Folk Heritage Award in 1986. She died on 4 April 2000. In the interview, she discusses the start of her career; blues music; various groups she performed with; performing with George Burns, Bessie Smith, and Sarah Vaughan; minstrel shows; her family history; her conversion to Christianity in 1962; and her work in churches. Copied on audiocassettes C83-24 and C83-25. Material used for the public radio program, Florida Home: I Started With the Blues. Copies of the programs can be found on C85-16.
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Interview with blues singer/pianist Ida Goodson

Interview with blues singer/pianist Ida Goodson

Date
1981-11-03
Description
Four reel to reels. Interview with singer and pianist Ida Goodson. Born and raised in Pensacola, she toured and recorded with various blues and jazz bands in the late 1920s and 1930s, and later worked for a lumber company for 35 years, while still playing the nightclubs. She converted to Christianity in 1960 and began playing gospel music. In the interview, she discusses her family; her sisters experiences in the music business; learning to play piano; her first song; blues, Dixieland, and jazz music in the 1920s and 1930s; touring Alabama and Georgia in the 1930s; Florida nightclubs; her marriage in 1927; her children's involvement in music; growing up in the Baptist Church and her religious reawakening in the 1960s; recording in New Orleans; games she played as a child; and May Day and Mardi Gras celebrations in Pensacola. Copied onto audiocassettes C83-1, C83-2, C83-3, and C83-4.
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Interview with Captain Eddie Baker

Interview with Captain Eddie Baker

Date
1986-07-16
Description
Two audio cassettes. Interview with Captain Eddie Baker. Born in Georgia, Baker moved to Mayport in the 1920s, and worked as a captain for several fish houses. He discusses growing up around fishing and farming; farming techniques; learning the trade; recreational fishing; eating and cooking fish; skippering shrimp boats; economic aspects of shrimping; immigrant fishers in Mayport; regulations of fishing; World War II in Florida; bait; weather lore; superstitions and folklore; dangers of shrimping; and race relations. Between 1986 and 1987, a partnership between the Florida Folklife Program and the American Folk Center created the Maritime Heritage Survey Project. Focusing on the Gulf and Atlantic fishing cultures, and utilizing photographs, slides, oral histories, and on-site interviews, the survey climaxed with a demonstration area at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival. The three main researchers were Nancy Nusz, Merri Belland, and project director David Taylor. Additional information on the project can be found in Taylor's project files in S 1716.
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Interview with Carol Cypress

Interview with Carol Cypress

Date
1983-08-10
Description
Three reel to reels (also copied onto C84-112/114). Cypress talks about Seminole culture. She discusses the role of television; Mikasuki language; the effect of drainage canals on leisure activities; air conditioning; healers; marriages; parental discipline; food such as sofke and coontie palm; stick ball game; influence of Western society upon Seminole culture; education; drug use on reservations; lullabies; traditional songs; and basket making. The Seminole Video Project was a joint project between the Florida Folklife Program and WFSU-TV. Completed in Spring 1984, and financed by a Florida Endowment for the Humanities grant with the support of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the project culminated in a thirty-minute documentary entitled "Four Corners of the Earth" which profiled Ethel Santiago, a Seminole craftswoman and Tribal representative. The program addressed such issues as cultural retention within contemporary society; the role of women in Seminole society; traditional Seminole foods, arts, and medicine; and the changing emphasis on clan affiliations. The project covered Seminoles on the Big Cypress and Hollywood Reservations and at Immokalee, Florida. Raw video footage, along with the finished product, can be found in S 1615, V84-16 through V-84-24. Images from the project can be found in S 1577, v. 23, slides S83-2994 - S83-3020.
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Interview with Cuban immigrant Aleida Martinez-Garrido

Interview with Cuban immigrant Aleida Martinez-Garrido

Date
1980
Description
One reel to reel. Interveiw with a Cuban immigrant about the Cuban American community in Miami. Topics include: Reasons for immigration; life in Cuba; Communism; Fidel Castro (and jokes/anti-Castro movements), bolita; Santeria; quince; acculturation of Cuban Americans; the Mariel boat lift on 1980. Interview conducted for a slide/tape program on Cuban-Americans, a copy of which can be found on T80-95.
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Interview with fisher Claude DeGolyer

Interview with fisher Claude DeGolyer

Date
1985-02-14
Description
One audio cassette. Interview with former fisher Degolyer in his trailer. Born in Kentucky, he moved to Florida when he was four by mule-drawn wagon. He grew up on Lake Okeechobee. He discusses family history; the 1926 hurricane; life in Moore Haven; boatmaking; playing music; and local dances. 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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Interview with Pat Diamond

Interview with Pat Diamond

Date
1983-08-10
Description
Two reel to reels (also copied onto C84-111/112). Diamond, a secretary to Seminole Chairman Jim Billie, discusses culture on Seminole reservations. Topics include native languages; expanding reservation land; marrying non-Indians; teaching culture to children; reservation and tribal politics; role of women in tribal politics; recent reservation projects; changes that bingo has brought to the reservations; cattle ranching; selling traditional crafts; role of television in Seminole lives; medicine; cultural identification; stick ball games; and tourism. The Seminole Video Project was a joint project between the Florida Folklife Program and WFSU-TV. Completed in Spring 1984, and financed by a Florida Endowment for the Humanities grant with the support of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the project culminated in a thirty-minute documentary entitled "Four Corners of the Earth" which profiled Ethel Santiago, a Seminole craftswoman and Tribal representative. The program addressed such issues as cultural retention within contemporary society; the role of women in Seminole society; traditional Seminole foods, arts, and medicine; and the changing emphasis on clan affiliations. The project covered Seminoles on the Big Cypress and Hollywood Reservations and at Immokalee, Florida. Raw video footage, along with the finished product, can be found in S 1615, V84-16 through V-84-24. Images from the project can be found in S 1577, v. 23, slides S83-2994 - S83-3020.
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Interview with rabbi Rami Shapiro

Interview with rabbi Rami Shapiro

Date
1985-09-06
Description
Two reel to reel tapes. (Copied onto C86-139). Interview with rabbi Rami Shapiro, recorded at Temple Beth-Or. He discusses growing up in Massachusetts; his family history; training to be a rabbi; folk tales ("wonder tales") from his family; examples of these tales; and examples of other Jewish stories and folklore. The interview was interrupted several times by telephone calls. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_01_c77-005aGreek Orthodox Epiphany Day Church Service- St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox ChurchSoundGreek Americans
Catholics
Church services
Special events
Churches
Christianity
Religion
Religious rites
Sermons
Epiphany
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a_s2044_02_tape11Henry Nelson performing Amazing GraceSoundGuitarist
Singers
Fieldwork
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
Musicians
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a_s1576_t82-033Interview with blues singer Mary McClainSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
African Americans
Music business
Blues (Music)
Performing arts
Singing
Religion
Christianity
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Traveling theater
Minstrel shows
Family history
Performers
Blues singers
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a_s1576_t82-001Interview with blues singer/pianist Ida GoodsonSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
African Americans
Blues (Music)
Piano music (Blues)
Personal experience narratives
Jazz music
Family history
Churches
Religious music
Vaudeville
Baptists
Nightclubs
Holidays and festivals
Mardi Gras
Calendar rites
Music business
May Day
Racial segregation
African Americans Segregation
Great Depression
Medicine shows
Gospel music
Gospel (Black)
Religion
Christianity
Singers
Pianists
Women jazz musicians
Blues singers
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a_s1592_07_fmp86-adt002Interview with Captain Eddie BakerSoundFieldwork
Interviewing
Interviews
Life histories
Sound recordings
Oral histories
Fishers
Occupational groups
Boats and boating
Seafood gathering
Family history
Maritime life
Maritime folklore
Occupational folklore
Folklore
Labor
African Americans
Family farming
Religion
Beliefs and cultures
World War, 1939-1945
Shrimpers (persons)
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a_s1576_t84-120Interview with Carol CypressSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Sound recordings
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Politics and culture
Stick ball
Ball games
Leisure
Indian Americans
Food preparation
Food habits
Material culture
Family history
Bingo
Education
Sewing
Religion
Beliefs and cultures
Women
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a_s1576_t80-046Interview with Cuban immigrant Aleida Martinez-GarridoSoundFieldwork
Oral histories
Interviews
Personal experience narratives
Santeria
Jokes
Cuban Americans
Latinos
Cuba
Emigration and immigration
Religion
Politics and culture
Political movements
Communism
Castro, Fidel, 1926-
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a_s1714_04_tape39Interview with fisher Claude DeGolyerSoundFieldwork
Interviewing
Interviews
Sound recording
Folk dance
Occupational groups
Churches
Music
Family history
Old time music
Religion
Life histories
Oral histories
Oral narratives
Carpenters
Fishers
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a_s1576_t84-118Interview with Pat DiamondSoundSecretaries
Fieldwork
Interviews
Sound recordings
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Politics and culture
Stick ball
Ball games
Leisure
Indian Americans
Politicians
Tourism
Material culture
Family history
Bingo
Education
Sewing
Religion
Beliefs and cultures
Women
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a_s1576_t86-099Interview with rabbi Rami ShapiroSoundFieldwork
Interviewing
Interviews
Life histories
Oral histories
Jews
Folklore
Jewish Americans
Education
Tales
Religion
Family history
Storytelling
Rabbis
Storytellers
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