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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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Video of gospel musician Willie Eason winning the 1995 Florida Folk Heritage Award

Video of gospel musician Willie Eason winning the 1995 Florida Folk Heritage Award

Date
1995-10-07
Description
One video cassette. A popular gospel musician in the St. Petersburg area. He influenced most gospel steel guitarists. He won the 1995 Florida Folk Heritage Award. Video is of that ceremony.
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Sunday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tapes 2)

Sunday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tapes 2)

Date
1997-05-25
Description
One audio cassette recording. The Willie Eason interview and song, "Roosevelt", continues from C97-86. Laurie Sommers interviews Eileen Brautman on the subject of Jewish marriage contracts.
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Sunday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 1)

Sunday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 1)

Date
1997-05-25
Description
One audio cassette recording. Willie Eason (St. Petersburg, FL), interviewed by Bob Stone, discusses sacred steel music. Continued on C97-87.
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Sunday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 1)

Sunday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 1)

Date
1998-05-24
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT).
Collection
Sonny Treadway performing two takes of This is a Holy Church

Sonny Treadway performing two takes of This is a Holy Church

Date
1994-10-12
Description
One audio cassette recording. 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
Sonny Treadway performing sacred steel music with a band at a House of God church

Sonny Treadway performing sacred steel music with a band at a House of God church

Date
1994-02-20
Description
One audio cassette recording. Made during the last day of the annual State Assembly of the Jewell Dominion churches of Florida. These are excerpts from a longer recording. 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
Sonny Treadway performing Hold to Gods Unchanging Hand

Sonny Treadway performing Hold to Gods Unchanging Hand

Date
1994
Description
One audio cassette recording. Rough mix recording of the song. 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
Saturday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tapes 14, 15)

Saturday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tapes 14, 15)

Date
1997-05-24
Description
Two audio cassette recordings. Sonny Treadway and Willie Eason, interviewed by Bob Stone, discuss sacred steel music and the history of their music. Treadway describes the making of his instrument and his mentor, Bishop Lorenzo Harrison. Stone mentions Eason's ability to make his steel guitar sound like a human voice. They perform several songs -- many of which were unidentified.
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Saturday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 2)

Saturday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 2)

Date
1998-05-23
Description
One audio cassette recordings.
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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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Video of gospel musician Willie Eason winning the 1995 Florida Folk Heritage AwardVideo of gospel musician Willie Eason winning the 1995 Florida Folk Heritage AwardMoving ImageSingers
African Americans
Gospel (Black)
Gospel musicians
Awards
Public speaking
Rites and ceremonies
Musicians
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a_s1576_68_c97-087Sunday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tapes 2)SoundSingers
Musicians
Guitarist
Artists
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Oral performance
Life histories
Interviewing
African Americans
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Gospel musicians
Religious music
Religious songs
Personal experience narratives
Arts, Jewish
Jewish Americans
Jewish art and symbolism
Ketubah
Marriage contracts
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a_s1576_68_c97-086Sunday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 1)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Oral performance
Life histories
Interviewing
African Americans
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Gospel musicians
Religious music
Religious songs
Personal experience narratives
Singers
Musicians
Guitarist
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a_s1576_77_d98-016Sunday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 1)SoundSingers
Musicians
Guitarist
Storytellers
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Guitar music
Steel guitars
Old time music
String bands
Stringband music
Gospel music
Gospel (Black)
Gospel songs
Religious songs
Religious music
Storytelling
Bands (Music)
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a_s2044_02_tape07Sonny Treadway performing two takes of This is a Holy ChurchSoundGuitarist
Singers
Fieldwork
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
Musicians
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a_s2044_02_tape04Sonny Treadway performing sacred steel music with a band at a House of God churchSoundGuitarist
Singers
Fieldwork
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Performing arts
Guitarists
Music performance
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
Musical groups
Churches
Religion
Christianity
Protestants
Bands (Music)
Musicians
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a_s2044_02_tape08Sonny Treadway performing Hold to Gods Unchanging HandSoundGuitarist
Singers
Fieldwork
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
Musicians
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a_s1576_68_c97-084Saturday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tapes 14, 15)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Oral performance
Life histories
Interviewing
African Americans
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Gospel musicians
Religious music
Religious songs
Personal experience narratives
Singers
Musicians
Guitarist
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a_s1576_72_c98-100Saturday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 2)SoundSingers
Guitarist
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Guitar music
Steel guitars
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Religious songs
African Americans
Religious music
Musicians
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