56 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Steel guitars"
Saturday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Disc 3)

Saturday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Disc 3)

Date
2003-05-24
Description
One compact disc. State folklorist Bob Stone was the emcee. The Lee Boys were a sacred steel band, and consisted of Alvin Lee (guitar), Alvin Cordy (Electric bass), Derrick Lee (vocals), Keith Lee (vocals), Roosevelt Collier (steel guitar), and Earl Walker (drums). They are based out of the House of God Holiness Pentecostal Church in Perrine, Florida. According the recorder's log sheet, they band played a encore (If You Are Happy and You Know It) but the CD was already finalized, and it was not recorded.
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Saturday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tapes 14, 15)

Saturday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tapes 14, 15)

Date
1997-05-24
Description
Two audio cassette recordings. Sonny Treadway and Willie Eason, interviewed by Bob Stone, discuss sacred steel music and the history of their music. Treadway describes the making of his instrument and his mentor, Bishop Lorenzo Harrison. Stone mentions Eason's ability to make his steel guitar sound like a human voice. They perform several songs -- many of which were unidentified.
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Sonny Treadway performing Hold to Gods Unchanging Hand

Sonny Treadway performing Hold to Gods Unchanging Hand

Date
1994
Description
One audio cassette recording. Rough mix recording of the song. 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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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.
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Sonny Treadway performing two takes of This is a Holy Church

Sonny Treadway performing two takes of This is a Holy Church

Date
1994-10-12
Description
One audio cassette 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.
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Sunday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 7)

Sunday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 7)

Date
1994-05-29
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). (Copied onto C94-102/103) Hoovler served as the emcee. Polk City-based guitarist Book Binder performed blues music. Ghent, discovered by Florida folklorist Robert Stone, performed "Sacred Steel" music - a form of black gospel performed on the steel guitar (aka the Hawaiian guitar), At the time, he was involved in the Folk Arts Apprenticeship program.
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Sunday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 3)

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

Date
1994-05-29
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). Storyteller Louis served as emcee. Louis and Fitchen told stories and sang to fill in for the scheduled gospel group Versiteers. Blues guitarist Book Binder lived in Polk City, and discussed the history of the songs he performed. Folklorist Stone introduced steel guitarist Ghent by providing a history of the sacred steel tradition.
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Sunday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance & Dance Stage) (Tape 1)

Sunday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance & Dance Stage) (Tape 1)

Date
1997-05-25
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). The performances (and recording) were interrupted several times due to thunderstorms. This was final recording of this stage -- the final recording was lost before the material was transferred to the Florida State Archives. The index for that recording can be found in S 1579, box 6, folder 13.
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Sunday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 1)

Sunday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 1)

Date
1998-05-24
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT).
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Sunday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance & Dance Stage) (Tape 3)

Sunday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance & Dance Stage) (Tape 3)

Date
1999-05-30
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT).
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s2034_04_cd03-010Saturday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Disc 3)SoundGuitarist
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singers
Steel guitars
Musical tradition, sacred
Religious music
Religious songs
African Americans
Gospel (Black)
Bands (Music)
Musicians
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a_s1576_68_c97-084Saturday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tapes 14, 15)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Oral performance
Life histories
Interviewing
African Americans
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Gospel musicians
Religious music
Religious songs
Personal experience narratives
Singers
Musicians
Guitarist
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a_s2044_02_tape08Sonny Treadway performing Hold to Gods Unchanging HandSoundGuitarist
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_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_tape07Sonny Treadway performing two takes of This is a Holy ChurchSoundGuitarist
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_43_d94-020Sunday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 7)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Blues (Music)
Guitar music
African Americans
Steel guitars
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Gospel musicians
Gospel songs
Religious music
Religious songs
Singers
Guitarist
Musicians
Blues singers
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a_s1576_44_d94-032Sunday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 3)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Old time music
Steel guitars
Musical ensembles
Guitar music
Gospel (Black)
African Americans
Haitian Americans
Storytelling
Sing alongs
Blues (Music)
Musicians
Guitarist
Folklorists
Storytellers
Blues singers
Singers
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a_s1576_77_d97-009Sunday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance & Dance Stage) (Tape 1)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Steel guitars
African Americans
Haitian Americans
Storytelling
Oral narratives
Oral performance
Dance
Irish Americans
Irish dance
Singers
Dancers
Bands (Music)
Fiddlers
Musicians
Storytellers
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a_s1576_77_d98-016Sunday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 1)SoundSingers
Musicians
Guitarist
Storytellers
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Guitar music
Steel guitars
Old time music
String bands
Stringband music
Gospel music
Gospel (Black)
Gospel songs
Religious songs
Religious music
Storytelling
Bands (Music)
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a_s1576_79_d99-031Sunday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Performance & Dance Stage) (Tape 3)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Rock music
Popular songs
Surf music
Guitar music
Martial arts
Japanese Americans
Arts, Asian
Demonstrations
Steel guitars
Musicians
Bands (Music)
Martial artists
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