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Ray Hicks: Reuben (1982)
13 Dec 2012
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"Reuben" (or "Reuben Train") performed by Ray Hicks on vocal and harmonica, at his home in Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, North Carolina, September 8 or 9, 1982. For more videos from the American Patchwork fieldwork and information about Alan Lomax and his collections, visit: http://research.culturalequity.org. [03.17.37]

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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 Traditional YORA Archive/Index Field Recording Folklife Interview/Profile Practice Video Appalachia Lomax: Central and Southern Appalachia (1982-1983) Southeast Academic Filmmaker Folklorist Musician Reasearcher Appalachia Blues NorthCarolina Old-Time Song/Dance South Southeast Storytelling
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