Johns Island (1983)

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


The Wesley United Methodist Church congregation sings "There Is A Crown Waiting for Me," with prayer following. Shot by Alan Lomax and crew on Johns Island, South Carolina, late July 1983.
Ruth "Tootsie" Bligen and the Moving Star Hall Singers (including Benjamin Bligen, Janie Hunter, Esau Jenkins, Mary Pinckney, Bertha Smith, and others unidentified) sing "I'm Going to Trust In the Lord." Shot by Alan Lomax and crew at Moving Star Hall, Johns Island, South Carolina, August 1983.

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