36 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Geographic Term is exactly "St. Petersburg (Fla.)"
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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
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.
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Interview with Ukrainian embroiderers

Interview with Ukrainian embroiderers

Date
1985-04-02
Description
One audio cassette. (The first part of the interview was on C87-5, which is missing.) Alla Barabolak and Stephanie Cehelska discuss Ukrainian embroidery and differences/variety within the art; manner in which each of them learned to embroider; post-WWII changes in embroidery; pysanky [egg] decoration; trypylian designs; lack of interest in Ukrainian culture on the part of later generations; woodcarving; wedding traditions and wedding bread.
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Interview with Ukrainian historians John Kohut and Professor Tahasky

Interview with Ukrainian historians John Kohut and Professor Tahasky

Date
1985-03-18
Description
Two audio cassettes. C87-3: John Kohut discusses the history of Ukraine and the division of modern Ukraine; differences between the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches; Soviet effect on traditional cultures; Ukrainian immigration to the United States and Canada; Taras Shevchenko, national hero; Ukrainian traditions; his family history and their immigration to the U.S. in the 1800s; differences between Russians and Ukrainians; differences between American and Ukrainian eggs. Mr. Tahaksy joins Mr. Kohut for a discussion on religious history; Soviet deportation of priests and oppression of Catholics; hierarchy of Ukrainian Catholic Church; Ukrainian organizations and means of communication. C87-4: John Kohut discusses other Ukrainian organizations in North America; church hall as community meeting place; writings of Ukrainian dissidents; Ukrainian immigration to the U.S. in the 1920s; national hero Shevchenko writing songs that the church performs; national holidays and customs; location of Ukrainians throughout United States.
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Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 29 November 1984

Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 29 November 1984

Date
1984-11-29
Description
Two audio cassettes. Council Members present: E.W. Carswell (Chairman), Ronald C. Foreman, William H. Green, Mick Moloney, Catherine Sugrue, Patricia Waterman; Council Members absent: Jeanette Cypress; Florida Folklife Programs Staff: Ormond Loomis (Director), Iris C. Greene (Secretary), Peggy Bulger (Folklife Programs Administrator), Blanton Owen (Folk Arts Coordinator), David Taylor (Consultant to the Bureau of Florida Folklife); Visitors: Pat Jasper (Consultant to NEA Folk Arts Program; Texas), Lee Ellen Friedland (Folklorist, Pennsylvania), JuDee Pettijohn (Division of Cultural Affairs), Thelma Boltin (Consultant to the Bureau of Florida Folklife). For minutes and details of the meeting, see the S 1579, box 1, folder: Indexes for C84-102 through C84-125. The Florida Folklife Council (FFC) was created by legislation in 1979 (79-322, SB 1203) within the Department of State to advise the Secretary of State on issues relating to folk arts and folk life as well as stimulate and encourage statewide public interest and participation in folk arts and folklore, sponsor conferences and workshops throughout the state, and make recommendations for the development of a statewide Florida Folk Arts program. The Florida Folklife Council consists of seven members appointed by the Secretary of State for four-year terms.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
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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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_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_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_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_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_23_c87-007Michael Kopynec & Alexander Omelsky interviewSoundField recordings
Interviews
Musicology
Religion
Ukrainian Americans
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a_s1576_23_c87-006Interview with Ukrainian embroiderersSoundEmbroiderers
Fieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Embroidery
Pysanky
Egg decoration
Arts, Ukrainian
Ukrainian Americans
Ukrainian American art
Textile arts
Family history
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a_s1576_23_c87-003Interview with Ukrainian historians John Kohut and Professor TahaskySoundHistorian
Fieldwork
Interviews
Emigration and immigration
Ukraine
Ukraine History
Folklore and history
Arts, Ukrainian
Ukrainian Americans
Ukrainian American art
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a_s1576_15_c84-124Meeting of the Florida Folklife Council, 29 November 1984SoundPublic officer
Meetings
Folklife
Folklore
Arts administrators
Oral communication
Public officers
Public officials
Folklorists
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