56 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Steel guitars"
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.
Collection
Interview with steel guitarist Aubrey Ghent and his father Henry Nelson

Interview with steel guitarist Aubrey Ghent and his father Henry Nelson

Date
1993-11-26
Description
Four audio cassette recordings. Recorded at Nelson's sister's house (Mary Linzy) in Ocala. Ghent and Nelson discuss the origins of the Sacred Steel tradition, early influences (e.g. Troman and Willie Eason), the House of God tradition, and playing styles. 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
Interview with steel guitarist Glenn Lee

Interview with steel guitarist Glenn Lee

Date
1994-03-07
Description
Three audio cassette recordings. Interview with steel guitarist Glenn Lee at his Perrine residence. He discussed his family (including uncles, steel guitarists Willie Blue and M.J. Harrison), learning steel guitar, Keith and Jewel Dominion churches, steel guitarists Henry Nelson, Darrel Blue, & Aubrey Ghent, influence of country music (Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Dolly Parton), playing Spanish guitar, fiddle, & banjo, his education, steel guitar tunings and playing styles, various people he has trained, playing the National Assembly in Nashville, and the lack of female sacred steel guitarists. 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
Master of the Sacred Steel album

Master of the Sacred Steel album

Date
1994-10-13
Description
One audio cassette recording. Master version of the Sacred Steel album, which was released in 1995 by the Florida Folklife Program. The album is divided into two sections: side 1 is instrumentals and concerts; side 2 are church services. For more information on musicians, recording locations, and production credits, see accompanying booklet, which can be found in S 2044, box 1, folder 22. 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
Recording of 1993-1994 apprentices & masters

Recording of 1993-1994 apprentices & masters

Date
1994-02-17
Description
One audio cassette. No location given. 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, and then Robert Stone. The program was continued each year through 2004.
Collection
Saturday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 2)

Saturday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 2)

Date
1994-05-28
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). Paine served as emcee. The Celestial Railroad consisted of Lo Gordon (banjo), Mary Gordon (guitar), Matt Gardner (bass), and Tim Gardner (fiddle). Steel guitarist McCormick lived in Defuniak Springs. Street vendor-guitarist Walton was from St. Petersburg. Accordionist Gianaros lived in Tarpon Springs. Walton, McCormick and Gianaros were all 1994 Florida Folk Heritage Award Winners. Paine played between sets, first on mandolin with guitarist Dave Dowling; then with Dia Browning (fiddle), Schmidt (banjo), and Peter Martin (dulcimer). Fiddler Baldwin played with Dave Massey (guitar), Marrietta Massey (banjo), Dwight Devane (fiddle), David Borland (guitar), and Bill martin (fiddle/banjo). Their performances continued on D94-27.
Collection
Saturday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 3)

Saturday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 3)

Date
1994-05-28
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). Williams served as emcee. Fiddler Baldwin played with Dave Massey (guitar), Marrietta Massey (banjo), Dwight Devane (fiddle), David Borland (guitar), and Bill martin (fiddle/banjo). Their performances continued from D94-26. Dana & Bob Kogut played bluegrass music, and were from Oviedo. Irish fiddler Kelly lived in Miami. Blues singer-guitarist Book Binder lived in Polk City.
Collection
Saturday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 4)

Saturday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 4)

Date
1997-05-24
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). Suggs served as emcee. The Tallahassee Boys Choir sang "A Man's Best Friend" for FSU football coach Bobby Bowden.
Collection
Saturday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance & Dance Stage) (Tape 2)

Saturday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance & Dance Stage) (Tape 2)

Date
1998-05-23
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). The Florida State Fiddle Contest was held each year at the Festival on Saturdays (the stages varied from year to year). The winners were allowed to perform on the Main Stage that evening.
Collection
Saturday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 2)

Saturday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 2)

Date
1999-05-29
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT).
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
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_s2044_02_tape12Interview with steel guitarist Aubrey Ghent and his father Henry NelsonSoundGuitarist
Singers
Fieldwork
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Performing arts
Guitarists
Music performance
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
Personal experience narratives
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Oral history
Protestants
Christianity
Churches
Religion
Musicians
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a_s2044_02_tape18Interview with steel guitarist Glenn LeeSoundGuitarist
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
Interviews
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Oral histories
Oral history
Bands (Music)
Musicians
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a_s2044_02_tape06Master of the Sacred Steel albumSoundGuitarist
Singers
Audiotape recordings
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Performing arts
Guitarists
Music performance
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
Religion
Churches
Christianity
Concerts
Community concerts
Protestants
Church services
Prayer
Musicians
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a_s1640_25_tape04Recording of 1993-1994 apprentices & mastersSoundFieldwork
Music performance
Singing
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Guitarists
Fiddle music
Fiddling
Piano music
Fiddlers
Guitarist
Pianists
Singers
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a_s1576_43_d94-026Saturday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 2)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
String bands
Stringband music
Old time music
Dance music
Accordion music
Steel guitars
Guitar music
African Americans
Arts, Greek
Greek Americans
Fiddle music
Singers
Musicians
Guitarist
Accordionists
Bands (Music)
Street vendors
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a_s1576_43_d94-027Saturday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 3)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
String bands
Stringband music
Old time music
Steel guitars
Accordion music
Arts, Greek
Greek Americans
African Americans
Selling
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Singers
Musicians
Guitarist
Street vendors
Accordionists
Bands (Music)
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a_s1576_77_d97-033Saturday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 4)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Stringband music
Old time music
String bands
Bluegrass music
Steel guitars
African Americans
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Cabinet officers
Florida. Dept. of State (1995-1999 : Mortham)
Secretaries of State (State governments)
Singers
Musicians
Fiddlers
Guitarist
Public officer
Secretary of State
Bands (Music)
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a_s1576_78_d98-045Saturday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance & Dance Stage) (Tape 2)SoundMusicians
Guitarist
Pianists
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Contests
Competitions
Fiddle music
Fiddling
Old time music
Steel guitars
African Americans
Workshops (Adult education)
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Guitar music
Fiddlers
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a_s1576_78_d99-009Saturday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 2)SoundSingers
Musicians
Guitarist
Pianists
Dancers
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Fiddle music
Piano music
Old time music
Guitar music
Cowboy poetry
Country music
Stepdancing
Dance music
Arts, Scottish
Steel guitars
Bands (Music)
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