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

Date: May 24, 1997

Source: S1576 , Container 68 , C97-84, C97-85

Type: Sound

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  • Introduction (Treadway/Stone) (C97-84)
  • Unidentified song
  • Interview
  • Amazing Grace
  • Interview
  • Unidentified song
  • Learn How to Lean and Depend on Jesus
  • Unidentified song
  • Introduction (Eason/Stone)
  • I Come to the Garden Alone
  • Little Wooden Church on the Hill
  • I Never Heard a Man Like This Man Before (C97-85)
  • Unidentified song (Treadway)
  • Upon the Death of Franklin D. Roosevelt (Eason)

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  • 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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