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Allen Jones interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area

Allen Jones interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area

Date
1993-05-30
Description
One audio cassette. NKwanda Jah is the interviewer. Jones, a member of the Gandy Dancers from Birmingham, Ala., discusses his work on the railroads.
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Allen Jones interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area

Allen Jones interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area

Date
1993-05-29
Description
One audio cassette. Jones, a member of the Gandy Dancers, answers questions from audience members about railway work, equipment, and making iron. The interview represents the second portion of tape C93-9.
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Annette Bruce & story swap at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Storytelling Stage

Annette Bruce & story swap at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Storytelling Stage

Date
1993-05-28
Description
One audio cassette recording. Peggy Smith serves as emcee. This recording represents the second portion of tape C93-28. Bruce was from Eustis. She described her experiences telling stories growing up, as well as a story about the Florida Panther, Cracker culture, and other old Florida tales. She is accompanied by a guitarist, Jamie Green. Smith tells a ghost story from Cousin Thelma Boltin.
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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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Billy Howell interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area

Billy Howell interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area

Date
1993-05-30
Description
One audio cassette. NKwanda Jah is the interviewer. Howell gives a brief family background. He explains the turpentine business, homesteading, and other industries in North Florida. He gives some background on attending school in Port St. Joe, Fla. and working for the St. Joe Paper Company for forty-two years. He discusses his collection of railroad paraphernalia and how he acquired an interest in railway work because of his father, a news butch on the Apalachicola Northern Railroad. He explains that he never referred to railroad section workers as "gandy dancers," but instead as "section gangs." He shares his perception of race relations among railway workers, explaining that section foremen were usually white and the workers were African American. The tape cuts outs momentarily at 14:50. Howell discusses labor when he first entered the work force, including his work in the Coast Guard. He discusses his work photographing railroads.
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Billy Howell interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area

Billy Howell interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area

Date
1993-05-29
Description
One audio cassette. Howell answers audience questions about the railroad memorabilia he has on display, including his telegraph machine. He discusses his father's career on the Apalachicola Northern Railroad, and his experiences working on and riding the railroads in his youth. He also explains why Port St. Joe, Fla. was so important as a train depot, and discusses some of the history of that town. He shows some audience members the camera he uses to document trains and railroads in the Port St. Joe area. He further explains the purpose of some of his memorabilia (a steam injector and water gauge). The interview represents the third portion of tape C93-9.
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Charlie Vinson interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area

Charlie Vinson interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area

Date
1993-05-30
Description
One cassette tape. NKwanda Jah interviews Vinson, a member of the Gandy Dancers from Birmingham, Ala., who discusses his work on the railroads. Other members of the Gandy Dancers were present and can be heard in the background. Vinson gives some geneaological history before discussing his work for United States Steel beginning in 1947. He explains that most firemen on the railroads are left-handed due to the need to fire left handed. He describes working on bridge gangs across Alabama and Georgia, including a story about encountering a snake while working on one of the bridges. He discusses his life since retirement and working with the Gandy Dancers. Vinson recounts working with white workers on the bridge gangs. He explains the importance of the human element in railway work, and the role of the railroad companies in employing African Americans. He describes greasing his face with Vaseline to keep his skin from peeling.
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Christie Koontz & story swap at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Storytelling Stage

Christie Koontz & story swap at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Storytelling Stage

Date
1993-05-28
Description
Two audio cassette recordings. The last portion of side B of tape C93-28 is spliced with the first portion of C93-29. Koontz, from Tallahassee, describes how she became a storyteller. She starts a Seneca Indian story called "How Stories Came Into the World." The tape cuts off and resumes as she's telling a story about how butterflies got their name. She then tells a story called "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse," followed by an African folk tale called "Rabbit and Hyena Play" while accompanying herself on kalimba, an African thumb piano. Smith tells a story about Epaminondas and his grandmother. Durden, a teacher at Hogan-Spring Glen Elementary School in Jacksonville, tells a story about Tippery the Hungry Leprechaun and the origin of potatoes in Ireland. Smith then told another story.
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Cornelius Wright Jr. & "Washboard" Bill Cooke interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area

Cornelius Wright Jr. & "Washboard" Bill Cooke interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area

Date
1993-05-29
Description
Wright discusses his family background and the efforts they made to preserve food and be resourceful due to harsh economic circumstances. Cooke joins the conversation about six minutes in and explains how hoboing helped him learn to predict snow in Florida. Wright tells stories about eating snow and his dog stealing sausage out of his family's smokehouse. Cooke tells a story about snow in Florida in 1932, and a story about an unseasonably hot February in New York, while it was cold in Florida. Wright then tells stories about attending school in Birmingham, Ala. and punishments for being late coming home. He explains that he liked to fight in school. He begins a baseball story before the tape cuts off. Wright was a member of the Gandy Dancers. The interview represents the second portion of tape C93-8.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_30_c93-019Allen Jones interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife AreasoundRailroads Employees
Dancers
Folk festivals
Florida Folk Festival
Railroads
Interviews
Railway workers
Oral narratives
African Americans
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a_s1576_30_c93-009bAllen Jones interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife AreasoundFolk festivals
Florida Folk Festival
African Americans
Oral narratives
Railroads
Railway workers
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c93-28bAnnette Bruce & story swap at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Storytelling StagesoundFolk festivals
Florida Folk Festival
Storytelling
Oral narratives
Folktales
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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_s1576_30_c93-018Billy Howell interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife AreasoundRailroads Employees
Folk festivals
Florida Folk Festival
Railroads
Occupational folklore
Railway workers
Oral narratives
Interviews
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a_s1576_30_c93-009cBilly Howell interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife AreasoundFolk festivals
Florida Folk Festival
Oral narratives
Railroads
Harbors
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a_s1576_30_c93-021Charlie Vinson interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife AreasoundRailroads Employees
Dancers
Folk festivals
Florida Folk Festival
Railroads
Oral narratives
Railway workers
Interviews
African Americans
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a_s1576_30_c93-028cChristie Koontz & story swap at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Storytelling StagesoundFolk festivals
Florida Folk Festival
Storytelling
Oral narratives
Folktales
Board mounted lamellaphones
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a_s1576_30_c93-008bCornelius Wright Jr. & "Washboard" Bill Cooke interview at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival Folklife AreasoundFolk festivals
Florida Folk Festival
African Americans
Oral narratives
Foodways
Weather
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