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Friday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 10)

Friday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 10)

Date
1997-05-23
Description
One audio cassette recordings. Side A: Catalina Delgado, a trunk and Mexican paper artist and Eileen Brautman, a Jewish paper artist are interviewed by Laurie Sommers. Delgado discusses paper-cutting techniques and how designs are made. Brautman explains traditional and contemporary calligraphy and paper cutting according to the European tradition. She tells of making stories from the Bible, use of animals and other designs and the making of a Ketubah (Jewish marriage contract). Side B: Sonny Treadway (Deerfield Beach, FL), sacred steel guitarist is interviewed by Laurie Sommers. He discusses sacred steel guitar and gospel music as well as his musical influences such as his father, other family members and church musicians. He plays by ear and has written several original songs.
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Performers at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival

Performers at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1994-05-28
Description
One proof sheet with 30 black and white images (plus negatives). Performers on the main stage, including gospel steel guitarist Ghent; traditional Scottish dancers; a string band, Merriweather; and a Florida songwriter, Dunn;
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Antjuan Edwards interview for the Sacred Steel Guitar Recording Project

Antjuan Edwards interview for the Sacred Steel Guitar Recording Project

Date
1995-07-12
Description
One audiocassette recording. Recorded at the Ocala House of God Church #2. At the time, Edwards was a sophomore at Vanguard High School. He discussed playing and learning the sacred steel guitar. There is a significant amount of background noise, but the interview is still audible.
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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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Glenn Lee performing Pass Me Not Oh Gentle Savior

Glenn Lee performing Pass Me Not Oh Gentle Savior

Date
1994-03-07
Description
One audio cassette recording. For more of Lee, see tapes 2 and 4. 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 steel guitarist Aubrey Ghent and apprentice Elton Noble

Interview with steel guitarist Aubrey Ghent and apprentice Elton Noble

Date
1994-07-30
Description
Two audio cassettes. Apprentice Noble agreed to learn from Ghent how to tune, play chords and melodies on the steel guitar, as well as learn the cultural background of sacred steel.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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a_s1576_67_c97-070Friday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 10)SoundArtisans
Artists
Musicians
Guitarist
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Oral performance
Life histories
Interviewing
Arts, Jewish
Jewish Americans
Jewish art and symbolism
Ketubah
Calligraphy
Marriage contracts
Decorative arts
Arts, Mexican
Mexican Americans
Paper art
African Americans
Steel guitars
Musical tradition, sacred
Gospel (Black)
Gospel musicians
Gospel music
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Performers at the 1994 Florida Folk FestivalPerformers at the 1994 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageBands (Music)
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Music performance
Drums
Percussion instruments
String bands
Performing arts
Steel guitars
Dancers
Drummers (Musicians)
Musicians
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a_s2044_02_tape16Antjuan Edwards interview for the Sacred Steel Guitar Recording ProjectSoundField recordings
Steel guitars
Guitar music
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Oral histories
Interviews
Religion
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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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a_s2044_02_tape10Glenn Lee performing Pass Me Not Oh Gentle SaviorSoundFieldwork
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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a_s1640_24_tape13Interview with steel guitarist Aubrey Ghent and apprentice Elton NobleSoundFieldwork
Apprentices
Steel guitars
Guitarists
African Americans
String instruments
Musical tradition, sacred
Performing arts
Music performance
Interviews
Personal experience narratives
Gospel music
Religious music
Guitar music
Guitarist
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_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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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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