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Compilation of recordings by the Williams Family & Johnny Brown from the Florida Record Project

Compilation of recordings by the Williams Family & Johnny Brown from the Florida Record Project

Date
1978-05-10
Description
One audio cassette. Williams, Ella, and Lilly were recorded in Newberry on 27 May 1978; Brown was recorded in St. Petersburg on 10 May 1978; and the shape note singers were recorded in Crestview on 18 May 1980. (For the full recording of the shape note singers, see S 1576, reels T83-82 through T83-85.) These were field recordings from the Florida Record Project. That project, along with work for the North Florida Project, resulted in the two-album recording, Drop On Down in Florida, an exploration of African American musical styles in Florida.
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.
Collection
Florida Sands: Stories and songs by Will McLean

Florida Sands: Stories and songs by Will McLean

Date
1970
Description
Two audio cassettes. McLean performs several of his songs, and explains the stories behind them. Many of his compositions dealt with Florida history and culture.
Collection
Interview and music performance with blues singer (Blind) Johnny Brown

Interview and music performance with blues singer (Blind) Johnny Brown

Date
1976-10-01
Description
One audio cassette. Recorded at the Neighborly Center in St. Petersburg. Brown talks about his life and music in between playing religious and blues songs. For additional recordings, see tapes C77-7, C77-8, T78-316 and T78-317.
Collection
Interview and music performance with blues singer (Blind) Johnny Brown

Interview and music performance with blues singer (Blind) Johnny Brown

Date
1977-01-18
Description
Two audio cassettes. Recorded at the Neighborly Center in St. Petersburg. Brown talks about his life and music in between playing religious and blues songs. A previous interview and performance was recorded on tape C77-9. For an interview conducted a year later, see reels T78-316 and T78-317.
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
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
Rosa T. Williams interview

Rosa T. Williams interview

Date
1977-01-18
Description
One audio cassette. Recorded at the Neighborly Center in St. Petersburg. Williams discusses her early life and her singing career. Poor recording -- difficult to hear.
Collection
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
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_04_c80-021Compilation of recordings by the Williams Family & Johnny Brown from the Florida Record ProjectSoundMusic -- Performance
Field recordings
African Americans
Blues (Music)
Shape note singing
Gospel music
Religious songs
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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_s1576_03_c79-085Florida Sands: Stories and songs by Will McLeanSoundMusic performance
Folk singers
Singing
Guitar music
Tales
Oral narratives
Storytelling
Composers
Florida history
Local history
Singers
Guitarist
Composer
Storytellers
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a_s1576_01_c77-009Interview and music performance with blues singer (Blind) Johnny BrownSoundInterviewing
Interviews
Oral histories
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Guitar
Guitar music
Guitarists
Life histories
Religious music
Religious songs
Gospel (Black)
Music performance
Guitarist
Blues singers
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_01_c77-007Interview and music performance with blues singer (Blind) Johnny BrownSoundInterviewing
Interviews
Oral histories
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Guitar
Guitar music
Guitarists
Life histories
Religious music
Religious songs
Gospel (Black)
Music performance
Guitarist
Blues singers
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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a_s1576_23_c87-007Michael Kopynec & Alexander Omelsky interviewSoundField recordings
Interviews
Musicology
Religion
Ukrainian Americans
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a_s1576_01_c77-010Rosa T. Williams interviewSoundInterviews
Oral narratives
Blues (Music)
Singing
Music industry
Field recordings
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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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