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Nimrod Workman: Gabriel's Trumpet (1983)
12 Dec 2012
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Coal miner, union activist, and singer Nimrod Workman sings "Gabriel's Trumpet," also known as "I Want To Go Where Things Are Beautiful." Shot by Alan Lomax and crew at Nimrod and Molly Workman's home in Mascot, Tennessee, July 26, 1983. For more information about the American Patchwork filmwork, Alan Lomax, and his collections, visit http://culturalequity.org. [03.26.34]

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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 Appalachia Balladry Hymnody Old-Time Song/Dance South Southeast Tennessee
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