36 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Geographic Term is exactly "St. Petersburg (Fla.)"
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Michael Kopynec & Alexander Omelsky interview

Michael Kopynec & Alexander Omelsky interview

Date
1985-04-02
Description
One audio cassette. Musicologists Kopynec and Professor Omelsky discuss Ukrainian music and its influences; major composers of Ukrainian folk music; different uses of music in Ukrainian culture; purposes of music in Ukrainian life; Soviet changes to Ukrainian music; instruments: cymbala and trampeta; importance of church in Ukrainian music and culture.
Collection
Easter service at Epiphany of Our Lord Ukrainian Church

Easter service at Epiphany of Our Lord Ukrainian Church

Date
1985-03-10
Description
One audio cassette. Ukrainian Church hymns recorded inside the Church; hymns are not interpreted.
Collection
Recordings of gospel musician Willie Eason

Recordings of gospel musician Willie Eason

Date
1950
Description
Two audio cassettes. Recordings of Eason's music. One tape is Just a Closer Walk With Thee, and the second is recordings made in 1995 of his old 78 records. A popular gospel musician in the St. Petersburg area. He influenced most gospel steel guitarists. He won the 1995 Florida Folk Heritage Award.
Collection
David Parker Bennett interview for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program

David Parker Bennett interview for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program

Date
1985-02-21
Description
One audio cassette. Bennett was a fiddler and folklorist. He wrote his Master's thesis at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) in 1940: A Study in Fiddle Tunes From Western North Carolina. In the interview, Bennett discusses his research, fellow bluegrass and old-time musicians, and recording various musicians.
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Willie Eason performing steel guitar music at his home

Willie Eason performing steel guitar music at his home

Date
1994-01-16
Description
One audio cassette recording. This tape consisted of excerpts of a longer recording of Eason, recorded at his home. 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
Master of the Sacred Steel album

Master of the Sacred Steel album

Date
1994-10-13
Description
One audio cassette recording. Master version of the Sacred Steel album, which was released in 1995 by the Florida Folklife Program. The album is divided into two sections: side 1 is instrumentals and concerts; side 2 are church services. For more information on musicians, recording locations, and production credits, see accompanying booklet, which can be found in S 2044, box 1, folder 22. 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
Blues guitarist Blind Johnny Brown

Blues guitarist Blind Johnny Brown

Date
Description
One photographic proof sheet with 25 black and white images. Also included are a few images of Tarpon Springs sponge boats. December 1978.
Collection
Blues singer and guitarist Blind Johnny Brown

Blues singer and guitarist Blind Johnny Brown

Date
1977-02
Description
Five color slides. At the Neighborly Center.
Collection
Blues singer Rosa Williams

Blues singer Rosa Williams

Date
1977-02
Description
One color slide. At the Neighborly Center.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_23_c87-007Michael Kopynec & Alexander Omelsky interviewSoundField recordings
Interviews
Musicology
Religion
Ukrainian Americans
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a_s1576_23_c87-008Easter service at Epiphany of Our Lord Ukrainian ChurchSoundFieldwork
Easter
Music
Hymns
Easter service
Religion
Arts, Ukrainian
Ukrainian Americans
Church services
Christianity
Choruses
Choir singing
Choirs (music)
Religious songs
Oral performance
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a_s1576_t78-316Interview and music performance with blues singer (Blind) Johnny BrownSoundInterviewing
Interviews
Music performance
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Guitar
Guitar music
Guitarists
Religious music
Religious songs
Gospel (Black)
Fieldwork
Guitarist
Blues singers
Musicians
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a_s1603_05_02_tape01Recordings of gospel musician Willie EasonSoundSingers
African Americans
Gospel (Black)
Gospel musicians
Steel guitars
Religious music
Gospel music
Sound recordings
Musicians
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a_s1640_20_tape06David Parker Bennett interview for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship ProgramSoundField recordings
Interviews
Folklore
Research, theory, and methodology
Fiddles
String instruments
Folk musicians
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a_s2044_02_tape01Willie Eason performing steel guitar music at his homeSoundGuitarist
Singers
Fieldwork
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Performing arts
Guitarists
Music performance
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
Musicians
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a_s2044_02_tape06Master of the Sacred Steel albumSoundGuitarist
Singers
Audiotape recordings
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Performing arts
Guitarists
Music performance
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
Religion
Churches
Christianity
Concerts
Community concerts
Protestants
Church services
Prayer
Musicians
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Blues guitarist Blind Johnny BrownBlues guitarist Blind Johnny BrownStill ImageEntertainers
Performers
Performing arts
African Americans
Guitarists
Guitar
Blues (Music)
Guitar music
String instruments
Boats and boating
Sponges
Guitarist
Musicians
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Blues singer and guitarist Blind Johnny BrownBlues singer and guitarist Blind Johnny BrownStill ImageFieldwork
African Americans
Singers
Performers
Musicians
Guitarists
String instruments
Blues singers
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Blues singer Rosa WilliamsBlues singer Rosa WilliamsStill ImageFieldwork
African Americans
Singers
Performers
Blues singers
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