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State Archives of Florida
Rev. N.L. Williams playing blues guitar while "Blind" Johnny Brown plays a resonator guitar
Series 1577, North Florida Folklife Project ; no 2
Folklife and folklore projects
Ethnicity, African diaspora
Ethnicity, African American
Arts (Performing)--Utah--Salt Lake City
African American guitarists
Musical traditions, Secular
Musical traditions, African diaspora
African American musicians--Utah--Salt Lake City
Older African American men--Utah--Salt Lake City
Material culture--Utah--Salt Lake City
The resonator guitar, which is a type of dobro, that Johnny Brown is playing was likely modified to look the way it does. One possibilty is that Brown used a radio cone speaker and inserted it into the dobro, thus allowing it to resonate and change the sound. Or it may simply be an off-brand wood bodied Dobro/Resonator guitar, which are fairly common.
Performed for the American Folklore Society meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Subject - Person
Subject - Meeting
Subject - Corporate
Chicago Manual of Style
McCallum, Brenda, Informant. Rev. N.L. Williams playing blues guitar while "Blind" Johnny Brown plays a resonator guitar. 1978. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/119670>, accessed 7 December 2022.
McCallum, Brenda, Informant. Rev. N.L. Williams playing blues guitar while "Blind" Johnny Brown plays a resonator guitar. 1978. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/119670>
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(State Archives of Florida/McCallum)