Johns Island (1983)

Hymns, church services, folktales, and children's game songs from the South Carolina sea island, Johns Island.

 

 
Benjy Bligen and the Moving Star Hall Singers (including Ruth Bligen, Janie Hunter, Esau Jenkins, Bertha Smith, Mary Pinckney, and others unidentified) sing "(You Better) Let That Liar Alone." Shot by Alan Lomax and crew at Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, South Carolina, August 1983.
 
Bertha Smith and the Moving Star Hall Singers (including Ruth Bligen, Janie Hunter, Esau Jenkins, Mary Pinckney, Benjy Bligen, and others unidentified) sing "Eli, Eli (Somebody Call Eli)." Shot by Alan Lomax and crew at Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, South Carolina, August 1983.
 
 
Esau Jenkins and the Moving Star Hall Singers (including Ruth Bligen, Janie Hunter, Bertha Smith, Mary Pinckney, Benjy Bligen, and others unidentified) sing "You Must Have That Pure Religion." Shot by Alan Lomax and crew at Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, South Carolina, August 1983.
 
Janie Hunter and the Moving Star Hall Singers (including Ruth Bligen, Esau Jenkins, Bertha Smith, Benjy Bligen, Mary Pinckney, and others unidentified) sing a brief "Jonah." Shot by Alan Lomax and crew at Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, South Carolina, August 1983.
 
Benjamin Bligen and the Wesley United Methodist Church congregation sing "Don't Let the Devil Ride" and "At the Cross." Shot by Alan Lomax and crew on Johns Island, South Carolina, late July 1983.
 
Benjamin Bligen and the Wesley United Methodist Church congregation sing "It's Getting Late In the Evening (The Sun Is Going Down)." Shot by Alan Lomax and crew on Johns Island, South Carolina, late July 1983.

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