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Joe Thompson, Odell Thompson, and friends: Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms (1983)
12 Dec 2012
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Joe Thompson (fiddle), Odell Thompson (banjo), and unidentified guitarist and singers at Odell's home in Mebane, North Carolina, August 1983. Posted in memory of Joe Thompson, who died February 20, 2012. Please contact us or post a comment if you can identify the singers. For more information about the American Patchwork filmwork, Alan Lomax, and his collections, visit http://culturalequity.org. [03.30.01]


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

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