Rev. N.L. Williams playing blues guitar while “Blind” Johnny Brown plays a resonator guitar

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Rev. N.L. Williams playing blues guitar while “Blind” Johnny Brown plays a resonator guitar
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Image by State Library and Archives of Florida
Local call number: FS781289

Title: [Rev. N.L. Williams playing blues guitar while "Blind" Johnny Brown plays a resonator guitar]

Personal Author: McCallum, Brenda, Collector.

Date of image: October 13, 1978.

Physical descrip: 1 slide : b&w.

Series Title: (Florida Folklife Collection.)

Historical note: Performed for the American Folklore Society meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. The resonator guitar, which is a type of dobro, that Johnny Brown is playing was likely modified to look the way it does. One possibilty is that Brown used a radio cone speaker and inserted it into the dobro, thus allowing it to resonate and change the sound. Or it may simply be an off-brand wood bodied Dobro/Resonator guitar, which are fairly common.

Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA. Contact: 850-245-6700. Archives@dos.state.fl.us

Persistent URL: http://ibistro.dos.state.fl.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/x/0/5?library=PHOTO&item_type=PHOTOGRAPH&searchdata1=FS781289

Comments posted (2)

i love this picture!!!!!!!!!!!!

The resonator guitar is a Del Vecchio, made in Brazil I think. They do look different than other resos, but Brown’s seems to be more or less unmodified.

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