By Gregory Hansen
This biography of 97-year-old Richard Seaman, who grew up in Kissimmee Park, Florida, depends on oral background and folklore learn to outline where of musicianship and storytelling within the state's heritage from one artist's viewpoint. Gregory Hansen offers Seaman's review 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 early life stories of fiddling performances and rural dances clarify the position such gatherings performed in development and preserving 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 during the Nineteen Fifties offers a source for reconstructing social lifestyles within the rural south and for knowing how adjustments in musical sort mirror the state's more and more city social constitution. Hansen encompasses 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 twentieth century.
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A Florida Fiddler: The Life and Times of Richard Seaman by Gregory Hansen