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1982 Holly Springs Sacred Harp Convention: Present Joys (#318)
12 Dec 2012
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"Present Joys" (#318), sung by the 1982 Holly Springs Sacred Harp Convention; led by Lonnie Rogers. Shot by Alan Lomax and crew using four quad-split cameras, Holly Springs, Georgia, June 1982. For more information about the American Patchwork filmwork, Alan Lomax, and his collections, visit http://culturalequity.org. [03.09.45]

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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 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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Documentary Film Folk Music Song Alan Lomax's American Patchwork Culture Heritage Preservation Rural Spirituality & Religion Traditional YORA Album/Record Archive/Index Field Recording Folklife Practice Video Appalachia Lomax: Central and Southern Appalachia (1982-1983) Southeast Academic Filmmaker Folklorist Musician Reasearcher Georgia Gospel Hymnody Song/Dance South Southeast
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