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Ruth "Tootsie" Bligen and the Moving Star Hall Singers: I'm Going to Trust In the Lord (1983)
11 Dec 2012
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Ruth "Tootsie" Bligen and the Moving Star Hall Singers (including Benjamin Bligen, Janie Hunter, Esau Jenkins, Mary Pinckney, Bertha Smith, and others unidentified) sing "I'm Going to Trust In the Lord." Shot by Alan Lomax and crew at Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, South Carolina, August 1983. Posted in honor of Ms. Bligen - also known as Miss Tootsie - who passed away March 17, 2012. For more information about the American Patchwork filmwork, Alan Lomax, and his collections, visit http://culturalequity.org. [08.02.07]

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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 Preservation Rural Spirituality & Religion Traditional YORA Album/Record Archive/Index Field Recording Folklife 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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