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1982 Holly Springs Sacred Harp Convention: Abbeville (#33) with prayer
12 Dec 2012
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"Abbeville" (#33), sung by the 1982 Holly Springs Sacred Harp Convention; led by Loyd Redding. Weeping prayer led by Bob Denson. Shot by Alan Lomax and crew using four quad-split cameras, Holly Springs, Georgia, June 1982. For more videos from the American Patchwork fieldwork and information about Alan Lomax and his collections, visit: http://research.culturalequity.org. [03.09.03]

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 Central and Southern Appalachia collection. For more about this and the other American Patchwork collections, visit the Alan Lomax Archive's YouTube channel

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