56 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Steel guitars"
Recording of 45 rpm by Joe May

Recording of 45 rpm by Joe May

Date
1995-04-28
Description
One audio cassette recording. Recording of a copyrighted 45 rpm, produced by Shannon Williams for Nashboro (6813/6812). Copied by Stone in April 1995. No duplicates of this recording will be made due to copyrights issues. 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
Saturday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 5)

Saturday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 5)

Date
1999-05-29
Description
One audio cassette tape. Steel guitar player Kayton Roberts performed for over 30 years with Hank Snow on the Grand Old Opry. Iva Lee palyed piano, and Martin played fiddle.
Collection
Saturday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 6)

Saturday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 6)

Date
1999-05-29
Description
One audio cassette tape. Steel guitar player Brownell recorded for EMI and RCA, and performed with many acts including Willie Nelson.
Collection
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.
Collection
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.
Collection
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.
Collection
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.
Collection
Sunday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 7)

Sunday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 7)

Date
2007-05-25
Description
One compact disc. Stone served as 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.
Collection
Willie Eason performing steel guitar music at his home

Willie Eason performing steel guitar music at his home

Date
1994-01-16
Description
One audio cassette recording. This tape consisted of excerpts of a longer recording of Eason, recorded at his home. 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
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.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s2044_02_tape17Recording of 45 rpm by Joe MaySoundGuitarist
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
Sound recordings
Religion
Christianity
Protestants
Musicians
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a_s1576_73_c99-026Saturday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 5)SoundGuitarist
Pianists
Fiddlers
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Piano music
Fiddle music
Musicians
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a_s1576_73_c99-027Saturday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 6)SoundGuitarist
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Country music
Popular songs
Musicians
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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_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_s2034_04_cd03-115Sunday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 7)SoundGuitarist
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Musical tradition, sacred
Steel guitars
Gospel (Black)
African Americans
Gospel music
Gospel songs
Religious songs
Religious music
Bands (Music)
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a_s2044_02_tape01Willie Eason performing steel guitar music at his homeSoundGuitarist
Singers
Fieldwork
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Performing arts
Guitarists
Music performance
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
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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