Country musician Neal Pappy McCormick playing the steel guitar in his home

236449
Date
1994
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Nine color prints. McCormick, a Creek Indian from a sharecropper family in Alabama and Georgia, played country and Hawaiian music in the 1930s. He gave famed country star Hank Williams his first job, and they remained lifelong friends. He also invented and patented the four-necked steel guitar. (St...
Type
Still Image

Demo tape for Country musician Neal Pappy McCormick

236451
Date
1994
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Created for nomination for a Florida Folk Heritage Award. McCormick, a Creek Indian from a sharecropper family in Alabama and Georgia, played country and Hawaiian music in the 1930s. He gave famed country star Hank Williams his first job, and they remained lifelong friends. He a...
Type
Sound

Folklife Subject: Sacred Steel

274021
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Since the 1930s, the sounds of steel guitar have been heard in an unlikely place, far removed from Nashville or the Hawaiian islands. Musicians in the Pentecostal House of God church use the steel guitar instead of the often-heard organ or piano to lead their lively, music-driven worship services. T...
Type
interactive resource

Interview with steel guitarist Aubrey Ghent and apprentice Elton Noble

240813
Date
07/30/1994
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tapes 13-14

Gospel musician Willie Eason playing the steel guitar

236452
Date
1990
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Six black and white prints. A popular gospel musician in the St. Petersburg area. He influenced most gospel steel guitarists. He won the 1995 Florida Folk Heritage Award.
Type
Still Image

Aubrey Ghent and the Calloway Sisters at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival

237156
Date
1994-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with 30 black and white images (plus negatives).
Type
Still Image

Recording of 45 rpm by Joe May

241283
Date
04/28/1995
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 17

Sonny Treadway performing two takes of This is a Holy Church

241278
Date
10/12/1994
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 7

Sonny Treadway performing Hold to Gods Unchanging Hand

241279
Date
1994
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 8

Aubrey Ghent performing Father in Jesus Name

241280
Date
09/05/1993
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 9

Glenn Lee performing Pass Me Not Oh Gentle Savior

241281
Date
03/07/1994
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 10

Henry Nelson performing Amazing Grace

241282
Date
09/05/1993
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 11

Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 2)

240246
Date
2000-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Rich Mermer, Jr. performs traditional blues on steel guitar. He talks about different types of guitars (such as slide guitar, 1931 steel Resna guitar and wood-steel guitar) and the history of slides.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C00-2

Willie Eason performing steel guitar music at his home

241273
Date
01/16/1994
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 1 (GSR 1A)

Interview with Antjuan Edwards about Sacred Steel

241284
Date
07/12/1995
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 16

Friday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Performance Stage) (Tape 11)

239759
Date
1996-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C96-102

Friday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Azalea Stage) (Tape 2)

239977
Date
1998-05-22
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette recordings. Lee served as emcee. Keeler (guitar) played with Kim Rogue (steel guitar) and Willie Hunton (mandolin).
Type
Sound
Item ID
C98-54

Saturday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 5)

240135
Date
1999-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Steel guitar player Kayton Roberts performed for over 30 years with Hank Snow on the Grand Old Opry. Iva Lee palyed piano, and Martin played fiddle.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C99-26

Saturday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 6)

240136
Date
1999-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Steel guitar player Brownell recorded for EMI and RCA, and performed with many acts including Willie Nelson.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C99-27

Country musician Neal Pappy McCormick and daughter Juanealya with his billboard

236450
Date
1994
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two color prints. McCormick, a Creek Indian from a sharecropper family in Alabama and Georgia, played country and Hawaiian music in the 1930s. He gave famed country star Hank Williams his first job, and they remained lifelong friends. He also invented and patented the four-necked steel guitar. (Ste...
Type
Still Image

Friday performances at the 2004 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Disc 2)

241067
Date
05/28/2004
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
CD04-2

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

241277
Date
02/20/1994
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 4 (GSR-2B)

Glenn Lee performing sacred steel music with a band at a House of God church

241275
Date
03/07/1994
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 2 (GSR 2A)

Interview with steel guitarist Aubrey Ghent and his father Henry Nelson

241285
Date
11/26/1993
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tapes 12-15

Sunday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 7)

241606
Date
05/25/2007
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
CD03-115

Friday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Azalea Stage) (Tape 1)

239976
Date
1998-05-22
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette recordings. Lee served as emcee. Olsen played fiddler while Groth played the guitar. Keeler (guitar) played with Kim Rogue (steel guitar) and Willie Hunton (mandolin).
Type
Sound
Item ID
C98-53

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

240023
Date
1998-05-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette recordings.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C98-100

Saturday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 3)

240024
Date
1998-05-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette recordings.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C98-101

Recording of steel guitarist Elton Noble

240814
Date
1994?
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 15

Recordings of gospel musician Willie Eason

236454
Date
1950
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
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....
Type
Sound

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