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Johns Island Wesley United Methodist Church: Getting Late In the Evening (1983)
11 Dec 2012
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Benjamin Bligen and the Wesley United Methodist Church congregation sing "It's Getting Late In the Evening (The Sun Is Going Down)." Shot by Alan Lomax and crew on Johns Island, South Carolina, late July 1983. For more information about the American Patchwork filmwork, Alan Lomax, and his collections, visit http://culturalequity.org. [08.01.02]

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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 Johns Island, S.C. collection. For more about this and the other American Patchwork collections, visit the Alan Lomax Archive's YouTube channel

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Documentary Film Folk Music Song Alan Lomax's American Patchwork Community Culture Heritage In the Streets Preservation Rural Spirituality & Religion Traditional YORA Album/Record Archive/Index Field Recording Practice Video Lomax: Johns Island, S.C. (1983) Southeast Academic Filmmaker Folklorist Musician Reasearcher Gospel Hymnody Song/Dance South SouthCarolina Southeast
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