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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Steel guitars"
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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 and the Calloway Sisters at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival

Aubrey Ghent and the Calloway Sisters at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1994-05-28
Description
One proof sheet with 30 black and white images (plus negatives).
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.
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Country musician Neal Pappy McCormick playing the steel guitar in his home

Country musician Neal Pappy McCormick playing the steel guitar in his home

Date
1994
Description
Nine color prints. McCormick, a Creek Indian from a sharecropper family in Alabama and Georgia, played country and Hawaiian music in the 1930s. He gave famed country star Hank Williams his first job, and they remained lifelong friends. He also invented and patented the four-necked steel guitar. (Steel guitars at the time were also called Hawaiian guitars.) He won the 1994 Florida Folk Heritage Award.
Collection
Demo tape for Country musician Neal Pappy McCormick

Demo tape for Country musician Neal Pappy McCormick

Date
1994
Description
One audio cassette. Created for nomination for a Florida Folk Heritage Award. McCormick, a Creek Indian from a sharecropper family in Alabama and Georgia, played country and Hawaiian music in the 1930s. He gave famed country star Hank Williams his first job, and they remained lifelong friends. He also invented and patented the four-necked steel guitar. (Steel guitars at the time were also called Hawaiian guitars.) He won the 1994 Florida Folk Heritage Award.
Collection
Elton Noble submission for the 1994 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program

Elton Noble submission for the 1994 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program

Date
1994
Description
One audio cassette. Noble demonstrates his lap steel abilities for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program application. He was apprentice to Aubrey Ghent. In 2017, Noble was inducted into the Sacred Steel Hall of Fame. For more information, see S 1644, box 11, folder 24.
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 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Azalea Stage) (Tape 1)

Friday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Azalea Stage) (Tape 1)

Date
1998-05-22
Description
One audio cassette recordings. Lee served as emcee. Olsen played fiddler while Groth played the guitar. Keeler (guitar) played with Kim Rogue (steel guitar) and Willie Hunton (mandolin).
Collection
Friday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Azalea Stage) (Tape 2)

Friday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Azalea Stage) (Tape 2)

Date
1998-05-22
Description
One audio cassette recordings. Lee served as emcee. Keeler (guitar) played with Kim Rogue (steel guitar) and Willie Hunton (mandolin).
Collection
Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 2)

Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 2)

Date
2000-05-26
Description
One audio cassette tape. Rich Mermer, Jr. performs traditional blues on steel guitar. He talks about different types of guitars (such as slide guitar, 1931 steel Resna guitar and wood-steel guitar) and the history of slides.
Collection
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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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Aubrey Ghent and the Calloway Sisters at the 1994 Florida Folk FestivalAubrey Ghent and the Calloway Sisters at the 1994 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageGuitarist
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Music performance
Steel guitars
Guitarists
String instruments
Performing arts
Gospel musicians
Musicians
Singers
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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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Country musician Neal Pappy McCormick playing the steel guitar in his homeCountry musician Neal Pappy McCormick playing the steel guitar in his homeStill ImageSingers
Creek Indians
Hawaiian guitar
String instruments
Musical instruments
Native Americans
Offices
Awards
Country music
Hats
Steel guitars
Musicians
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a_s1603_04_04_tape01Demo tape for Country musician Neal Pappy McCormickSoundSingers
Creek Indians
Sound recordings
Songs
Steel guitars
Native Americans
Country music
Singing
Musicians
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a_s1640_24_tape15Elton Noble submission for the 1994 Folk Arts Apprenticeship ProgramSoundSteel guitars
African Americans
Gospel music
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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_s1576_71_c98-053Friday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Azalea Stage) (Tape 1)SoundGuitarist
Singers
Fiddlers
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Fiddle music
Guitar music
Folk singers
Old time music
Steel guitars
Musicians
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a_s1576_71_c98-054Friday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Azalea Stage) (Tape 2)SoundGuitarist
Singers
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Blues (Music)
Guitar music
Country music
Old time music
Steel guitars
Musicians
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a_s1576_81_c00-002Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 2)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Guitar music
Steel guitars
Blues (Music)
Singers
Musicians
Blues singers
Guitarist
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