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Lonnie & Vivian Rogers: Happy Home, #343 (1982)
12 Dec 2012
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Lonnie Rogers and his wife Vivian sing the words of "Happy Home," #343 in The Sacred Harp. Shot by Alan Lomax and crew at the Rogers' home in Ephesus, Georgia, of which Mr. Rogers was mayor at the time. Posted in memory of Lonnie Rogers, who died February 15, 2012. For more information about the American Patchwork filmwork, Alan Lomax, and his collections, visit http://culturalequity.org. [03.03.04]

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 Folklorist Musician Reasearcher Georgia Gospel Hymnody Song/Dance South Southeast
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