29 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Geographic Term is exactly "Marion County (Fla.)"
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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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Boat driver Captain Fred Jokler giving a glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs

Boat driver Captain Fred Jokler giving a glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs

Date
1980
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-six black and white images. Images of a glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs, a popular tourist attraction in Central Florida. These images document a typical river boat tour at the park. Date: Fall 1980.
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Boat driver Captain Spil giving a glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs

Boat driver Captain Spil giving a glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs

Date
1980
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-six black and white images. Images of a glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs, a popular tourist attraction in Central Florida. These images document a typical river boat tour at the park. Date: Fall 1980.
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Boat driver David Faison giving a jungle cruise tour at Silver Springs

Boat driver David Faison giving a jungle cruise tour at Silver Springs

Date
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-six black and white images. Images of a glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs, a popular tourist attraction in Central Florida. These images document a typical river boat tour at the park. Date: Fall 1980.
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Boat driver Joe Klotz giving a jungle cruise tour at Silver Springs

Boat driver Joe Klotz giving a jungle cruise tour at Silver Springs

Date
1980
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-six black and white images. Images of a Jungle Cruise boat tour at Silver Springs, a popular tourist attraction in Central Florida. These images document a typical river boat tour at the park. Date: Fall 1980.
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Boat driver Joe Klotz giving a jungle cruise tour at Silver Springs

Boat driver Joe Klotz giving a jungle cruise tour at Silver Springs

Date
1980
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-six black and white images. Images of a Jungle Cruise boat tour at Silver Springs, a popular tourist attraction in Central Florida. These images document a typical river boat tour at the park. Date: Fall 1980.
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Boat tours at Silver Springs

Boat tours at Silver Springs

Date
1980-10
Description
Sixty-five color slides. Images are of Silver Springs boat tours and boat drivers. The springs are one of the oldest roadside attractions in Florida. Developed formally in the 1920s, boat tours have been given since the mid-1800s by local residents. Images include the boat drivers: David Faison (821-826, 850-858); Utz (827-847), Klotz (848-849, 859-867); and Jokler (868-875); as well as the boats, springs, park facilities, and tourists. Recordings of these tours can be found in S 1577.
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Cowboy musician Jim Bob Tinsley

Cowboy musician Jim Bob Tinsley

Date
1984-03-09
Description

Two audio cassettes. C84-10: Interview with Jim Bob Tinsley and Dottie Tinsley as part of the Library Folklife Program; Jim Bob describes his early life and how he learned to play music and how he got into cowboy music; Woodmen of the World Band; joining the Navy playing in a band in Africa during World War II; tells stories about the songs he performs as well as about Gene Autry and Winston Churchill; Dottie describes clogging steps. C84-11: Continuation of interview and performance in C84-10; he continues discussing cowboy music and the songs he performs; vagabonds; WLS National Barndance; Dr. John R. Brinkley stations in Mexico and Texas; continuation of traditions in singing and writing cowboy songs; his book; Jim Reeves; his albums.

 

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David Faison glass-bottom boat tour demonstration for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

David Faison glass-bottom boat tour demonstration for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Date
1980
Description
One audio cassette. Faison & Klotz briefly discuss how they learned the tour's spiel and how long they had worked as a tour guide. Faison then leads a jungle cruise tour.
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Glass bottom boat drivers Willie Marsh and William Crowel

Glass bottom boat drivers Willie Marsh and William Crowel

Date
1984-03-09
Description
Two audio cassettes. Images of two former Silver Springs boat drivers being interviewed by folklorist Nancy Nusz at the Marion County Public Library. Both in their 80s at the time, Marsh and Crowel had driven glass bottom boats at the theme park since its opening in the 1920s. Sound recordings of the interviews can be found in S 1576, box 12, C84-8 and C84-9.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
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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Boat driver Captain Fred Jokler giving a glass bottom boat tour at Silver SpringsBoat driver Captain Fred Jokler giving a glass bottom boat tour at Silver SpringsStill ImageBoats
Springs
Ecotourism
Tourism
Tourists
Rivers
Flora
Workers
Workplace
Labor
Storytellers
Wildlife watching industry
Occupational groups
Oral performance
Oral communication
Glass bottom boats
Boat driver
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Boat driver Captain Spil giving a glass bottom boat tour at Silver SpringsBoat driver Captain Spil giving a glass bottom boat tour at Silver SpringsStill ImageBoats
Springs
Ecotourism
Tourism
Tourists
Rivers
Flora
Workers
Workplace
Labor
Storytellers
Wildlife watching industry
Occupational groups
Oral performance
Oral communication
Glass bottom boats
Boat driver
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Boat driver David Faison giving a jungle cruise tour at Silver SpringsBoat driver David Faison giving a jungle cruise tour at Silver SpringsStill ImageBoats
Springs
Ecotourism
Tourism
Tourists
Rivers
Flora
Workers
Workplace
Labor
Storytellers
Wildlife watching industry
Occupational groups
Oral performance
Oral communication
African Americans
Glass bottom boats
Boat driver
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Boat driver Joe Klotz giving a jungle cruise tour at Silver SpringsBoat driver Joe Klotz giving a jungle cruise tour at Silver SpringsStill ImageBoats
Springs
Ecotourism
Tourism
Tourists
Rivers
Flora
Workers
Workplace
Labor
Storytellers
Wildlife watching industry
Occupational groups
Oral performance
Oral communication
Boat driver
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Boat driver Joe Klotz giving a jungle cruise tour at Silver SpringsBoat driver Joe Klotz giving a jungle cruise tour at Silver SpringsStill ImageBoats
Springs
Ecotourism
Tourism
Tourists
Rivers
Flora
Workers
Workplace
Labor
Storytellers
Wildlife watching industry
Occupational groups
Oral performance
Oral communication
Boat driver
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Boat tours at Silver SpringsBoat tours at Silver SpringsStill ImageTourists
Tourism
Ecotourism
African Americans
Springs
Boat drivers
Boat driving
Rivers
Waterways
Transportation
Oral performance
Nature
Fauna
Flora
Birds
Trees
Amusement parks
Wildlife watching industry
Occupational groups
Boat driver
Tour guides (Persons)
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a_s1576_12_c84-010bCowboy musician Jim Bob TinsleySoundCowboys
Life histories
Interviews
Oral histories
Country music
Country dancing
Clogging
Demonstrations
Music performance
Ranching
Libraries
Clog dancing
Musicians
Singers
Dancers
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a_s1576_11_c83-131David Faison glass-bottom boat tour demonstration for the Big Bend Folklife SurveySoundBoating
Excursion boats
Tour guides
Oral performance
Jokes
Occupational folklore
Springs (bodies of water)
Field recordings
Ecotourism
Storytelling
Interviews
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Glass bottom boat drivers Willie Marsh and William CrowelGlass bottom boat drivers Willie Marsh and William CrowelStill ImageOccupational folklore
Occupational groups
Libraries
African Americans
Oral communication
Oral narratives
Oral histories
Life histories
Boat drivers
Nature
Springs
Boats and boating
Glass bottom boats
Boat driver
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