56 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Steel guitars"
Friday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 5)

Friday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 5)

Date
1996-05-24
Description
One audio cassette tape. Kerchmar served as emcee. Jennings continues his discussion of split oak basketry with a demonstration of small basket weaving. McCormick, steel guitar player, discusses how he taught himself to play, his homemade steel guitar and talks about being on the road. McCormick's talk continues on C96-53.
Collection
Friday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 6)

Friday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 6)

Date
1996-05-24
Description
One audio cassette tape. Kerchmar served as emcee. Neal "Pappy" McCormick continues discussing his road tours. Scarlett Young, the daughter of popular Seminole storyteller Betty Mae Jumper, talks about Seminole stories. Young's talk continues on C96-53.
Collection
Friday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 11)

Friday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 11)

Date
1996-05-24
Description
One audio cassette tape.
Collection
Friday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 12)

Friday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 12)

Date
1996-05-24
Description
One audio cassette tape.
Collection
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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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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Glenn Lee performing sacred steel music with a band at a House of God church

Glenn Lee performing sacred steel music with a band at a House of God church

Date
1994-03-07
Description
One audio cassette recording. (Duplicate can be found on tape 5.) Recorded at a Church of God church (not during church services)in Perrine, Florida. The band consisted of Glenn Lee (steel guitar), Alvin Lee (bass), Benjamin Beckford (drums), and John Hampton (guitar). Excerpted from a longer recording (see tapes 18-20 in S 2044). 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
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.
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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.
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.
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a_s1576_63_c96-052Friday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 5)SoundMusicians
Basket maker
Guitarist
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Oral narratives
Personal experience narratives
Life histories
Basket making
White oak
African Americans
Steel guitars
Music business
Guitarists
Occupational groups
Weaving
Basket work
Occupational folklore
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a_s1576_63_c96-053Friday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 6)SoundMusicians
Storytellers
Guitarist
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Oral narratives
Personal experience narratives
Life histories
Storytelling
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Steel guitars
Music business
Guitarists
Occupational groups
Animal tales
Tales
Occupational folklore
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a_s1576_64_c96-102Friday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 11)SoundStorytellers
Guitarist
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Arts, Jamaican
African Americans
Jamaican Americans
Oral narratives
Steel guitars
Country music
Musicians
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a_s1576_65_c96-103Friday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 12)SoundStorytellers
Guitarist
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Tales
Oral narratives
Steel guitars
Country music
Musicians
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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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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_s2044_02_tape02Glenn Lee 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_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_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_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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