Southern Journey Vol. 13: Earliest Times - Georgia Sea Island Songs For Everyday Living
CAT # 11661-1713-2
1. Live Humble - John Davis and group 2. The Buzzard Lope - Bessie Jones and group 3. Ain't I Right? - Henry Morrison and group 4. Row the Boat, Child - Peter Davis and group 5. You Got My Letter - Willis Proctor and group 6. Riley - Joe Armstrong and John Davis and group 7. See Aunt Dinah - Bessie Jones and group 8. Pay Me - Joe Armstrong and group 9. Carrie Belle - John Davis and group 10. Reg'lar, Reg'lar Rollin' Under - Bessie Jones and group 11. You Better Mind - Bessie Jones and group 12. Everybody Talking About Heaven - Unidentified song leader and group 13. Read 'Em, John - John Davis and group 14. Union - Bessie Jones and group 15. Hop Along, Let's Get Her - Henry Morrison and John Davis with group 16. Raggy Levee - John Davis and group 17. Hard Time in Ol' Virginia - John Davis and group 18. Knee Bone - Joe Armstrong and group 19. The Old Tar River - John Davis and group 20. East Coast Line - Bessie Jones and group 21. Buzzard Lope - John Davis and group
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In this reissue of the first published recordings of a unique body of African-American folk music, the Georgia Sea Island Singers perform in the African style of their forefathers, who lived as independent fisherman and farmers on the offshore islands of the Georgia coast, little touched by European culture. The Southern Journey Series is a voyage of the road and the mind, pioneering the use of stereo recording in the field, Alan Lomax's Southern Journey is a 13-volume series of original recordings evoking the musical world of the rural South and an era before radio, movies and television. The Alan Lomax Collection gathers together the American, European and Caribbean field recordings, world music compilations, and ballad operas of writer, folklorist and ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax. Remastered to 20-bit digital from the original field recordings. Contains five previously unreleased recordings.
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