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Boyd Rivers & Ruth May Rivers: Come Out the Wilderness (1978)
10 Dec 2012
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"Come Out the Wildnerness," performed by Boyd Rivers and his wife Ruth May. Preceded by introduction of themselves and their music. Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long, August 30, 1978, at the Rivers' home in Canton, Mississippi. For more information about the American Patchwork filmwork, Alan Lomax, and his collections, visit http://culturalequity.org. [02.14.06]


From 1978 to 1985, Lomax travelled throughout the South collecting recordings in five culture regions — Mississippi Delta and Hill Country, Central and Southern Appalachia, New Orleans, Cajun Louisiana, and Johns Island, S.C. — compiling footage for what would become his "American Patchwork" series of PBS. This clip is drawn from the Mississippi Delta and Hill Country collection. For more about this and the other American Patchwork collections, visit the Alan Lomax Archive's YouTube channel

Film Folk Music Song Alan Lomax's American Patchwork Culture Heritage In the Streets Preservation Rural Spirituality & Religion Traditional YORA Album/Record Archive/Index Field Recording Folklife Interview/Profile Practice Video Lomax: Mississippi Delta and Hill Country (1978) Southeast Academic African American Filmmaker Folklorist Musician Reasearcher Blues Gospel Mississippi Song/Dance South
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