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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Steel guitars"
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Aubrey Ghent and the Calloway Sisters at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival

Aubrey Ghent and the Calloway Sisters at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1994-05-28
Description
One proof sheet with 30 black and white images (plus negatives).
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Country musician Neal Pappy McCormick playing the steel guitar in his home

Country musician Neal Pappy McCormick playing the steel guitar in his home

Date
1994
Description
Nine color prints. McCormick, a Creek Indian from a sharecropper family in Alabama and Georgia, played country and Hawaiian music in the 1930s. He gave famed country star Hank Williams his first job, and they remained lifelong friends. He also invented and patented the four-necked steel guitar. (Steel guitars at the time were also called Hawaiian guitars.) He won the 1994 Florida Folk Heritage Award.
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Gospel musician Willie Eason playing the steel guitar

Gospel musician Willie Eason playing the steel guitar

Date
1990
Description
Six black and white prints. A popular gospel musician in the St. Petersburg area. He influenced most gospel steel guitarists. He won the 1995 Florida Folk Heritage Award.
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Images of the steel guitarist Aubrey Ghent with apprentice Elton Noble

Images of the steel guitarist Aubrey Ghent with apprentice Elton Noble

Date
1994
Description
Two proof sheets with 49 black and white images (plus negatives); eight color slides. 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" -- a form of African American gospel music performed on the steel guitar (aka the Hawaiian guitar). For more information, see S 1644, box 11, folder 24. 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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Images of the steel guitarist Aubrey Ghent with apprentice Elton Noble

Images of the steel guitarist Aubrey Ghent with apprentice Elton Noble

Date
1994
Description
39 color slides. 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
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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 and his father Henry Nelson performing sacred steel music at various events

Aubrey Ghent and his father Henry Nelson performing sacred steel music at various events

Date
1993-11-26
Description
One audio cassette recording. (Duplicate can be found on tape 5.) The first half of the tape was recorded at a House of God "Family and Friends Day Celebration" in Daytona Beach on 5 September 1993. The second half was recorded at the Ocala House of God Church #2 on 26 November 1993, and the then at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival on May 24 1994 (for entire festival performance, see D94-20 in S 1576.) On the second half, the vocals are weak. 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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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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Demo tape for Country musician Neal Pappy McCormick

Demo tape for Country musician Neal Pappy McCormick

Date
1994
Description
One audio cassette. Created for nomination for a Florida Folk Heritage Award. McCormick, a Creek Indian from a sharecropper family in Alabama and Georgia, played country and Hawaiian music in the 1930s. He gave famed country star Hank Williams his first job, and they remained lifelong friends. He also invented and patented the four-necked steel guitar. (Steel guitars at the time were also called Hawaiian guitars.) He won the 1994 Florida Folk Heritage Award.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Aubrey Ghent and the Calloway Sisters at the 1994 Florida Folk FestivalAubrey Ghent and the Calloway Sisters at the 1994 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageGuitarist
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Music performance
Steel guitars
Guitarists
String instruments
Performing arts
Gospel musicians
Musicians
Singers
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Country musician Neal Pappy McCormick playing the steel guitar in his homeCountry musician Neal Pappy McCormick playing the steel guitar in his homeStill ImageSingers
Creek Indians
Hawaiian guitar
String instruments
Musical instruments
Native Americans
Offices
Awards
Country music
Hats
Steel guitars
Musicians
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Gospel musician Willie Eason playing the steel guitarGospel musician Willie Eason playing the steel guitarStill ImageSingers
African Americans
Gospel (Black)
Gospel musicians
Steel guitars
String instruments
Musical instruments
Singing
Music performance
Musicians
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Images of the steel guitarist Aubrey Ghent with apprentice Elton NobleImages of the steel guitarist Aubrey Ghent with apprentice Elton NobleStill ImageGuitarist
Fieldwork
Apprentices
Steel guitars
Guitarists
African Americans
String instruments
Musical tradition, sacred
Performing arts
Music performance
Musicians
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Images of the steel guitarist Aubrey Ghent with apprentice Elton NobleImages of the steel guitarist Aubrey Ghent with apprentice Elton NobleStill ImageGuitarist
Fieldwork
Apprentices
Steel guitars
Guitarists
African Americans
String instruments
Musical tradition, sacred
Performing arts
Music performance
Musicians
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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_tape03Aubrey Ghent and his father Henry Nelson performing sacred steel music at various eventsSoundGuitarist
Singers
Fieldwork
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Performing arts
Guitarists
Music performance
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
Festivals
Folk festivals
Special events
Church attendance
Church services
Protestants
Christianity
Churches
Religion
Musicians
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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_s1603_04_04_tape01Demo tape for Country musician Neal Pappy McCormickSoundSingers
Creek Indians
Sound recordings
Songs
Steel guitars
Native Americans
Country music
Singing
Musicians
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