Appalachian Journey is one of five films made from footage that Alan Lomax, ethno-musicologist and all around saviour of USA culture, Alan Lomax shot between 1978 and 1985. It offers songs, dances, stories, and religious rituals of the Southern Appalachians. Preachers, singers, fiddlers, banjo pickers, moonshiners, cloggers, and square dancers recount the good times and the hard times of rural life there, and Lomax's narration carves out the roots of this people and culture. Yes sir!
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Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya - Dr. John
Polymon Bongo - Maya Angelou
Am I Wrong - Keb' Mo'
Pass The Peas (Single Version) - The J.B.'s
So Glad - Rev. Robert Ballinger
Awful Dreams - Lightnin Hopkins
Swing Low Sweet Chariot - Dizzy Gillespie
Little John Special - Dizzy Gillespie
Pick a Bale of Cotton - Lead Belly
African Spiritual - Babatunde Olatunji
Big Chief (Complete Version) - Professor Longhair
Gotta Gimme What'cha Got - Julia Lee
Iko Iko - The Dixie Cups
Cissy Strut - The Meters
The Hook and Sling (Full) (Vocal) - Eddie Bo
It's Your Voodoo Working - Charles Sheffield
Leaving Trunk - Taj Mahal
God Moves On The Water - Blind Willi Johnson
Me and You - Allen Toussaint
Zydeco Sont Pas Sale - Albert Chevalier
Down By The Riverside - Snooks Eaglin
Shallow Water - 79rs Gang
When we think of Slap Ya Papa's "Papa", this is definitely one of the people we have in mind. This is a portrait of Arthur Jackson (Peg Leg Sam), a harmonica player, singer, and comedian who made his living "busking" on the street. He died in 1977 at the age of 65. If you've arrived on time to one our suppers you would have chanted his whiskey toast at 20.25mins : )
WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE
An homage to the people that suffered during and in the aftermath of Katrina, a film that has become really the definitive expose, it reveals the full tragic scale of the response to the disaster.
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