By Gregory Hansen
This biography of 97-year-old Richard Seaman, who grew up in Kissimmee Park, Florida, is determined by oral heritage and folklore examine to outline where of musicianship and storytelling within the state's historical past from one artist's viewpoint. Gregory Hansen provides Seaman's overview of Florida's altering cultural panorama via his tall stories, own event narratives, legends, mess around song repertory, and outlines of day-by-day life.
Seaman's youth stories of fiddling performances and rural dances clarify the function such gatherings performed in construction 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 kin band. The evolution of his musical repertory from the early Twenties in the course of the Nineteen Fifties offers a source for reconstructing social existence within the rural south and for knowing how alterations in musical type mirror the state's more and more city social constitution. Hansen encompasses a set of Seaman's mess around tunes, transcribed for the advantage of 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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A Florida Fiddler: The Life and Times of Richard Seaman by Gregory Hansen