Download e-book for iPad: A Florida Fiddler: The Life and Times of Richard Seaman by Gregory Hansen

By Gregory Hansen

ISBN-10: 0817315535

ISBN-13: 9780817315535

ISBN-10: 0817357610

ISBN-13: 9780817357610

A musical lifestyles as wonderful metaphor for Florida's cultural landscape.

This biography of 97-year-old Richard Seaman, who grew up in Kissimmee Park, Florida, will depend on oral background and folklore learn to outline where of musicianship and storytelling within the state's historical past from one artist's viewpoint. Gregory Hansen offers Seaman's review of Florida's altering cultural panorama via his tall stories, own adventure narratives, legends, mess around song repertory, and outlines of day-by-day life.

Seaman's adolescence stories of fiddling performances and rural dances clarify the function such gatherings performed in development and protecting social order in the neighborhood. As an grownup, Seaman moved to Jacksonville, Florida, the place he labored as a machinist and played together with his family members band. The evolution of his musical repertory from the early Twenties in the course of the Nineteen Fifties presents a source for reconstructing social existence within the rural south and for realizing how adjustments in musical type replicate the state's more and more city social constitution. Hansen contains a set of Seaman's mess around tunes, transcribed for the good thing about performer and researcher alike. The thirty tall stories incorporated within the quantity represent a consultant pattern of Florida’s oral culture within the early years of the 20 th century.

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