Southern Journey, Vol. 12: Georgia Sea Islands ()


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Because of their isolation, the folk and gospel music of the African-American communities of the Georgia Sea Islands showed stronger ties to African forms, and sometimes had a lilt more associated with the Bahamas and Caribbean. Alan Lomax recorded the 18 biblical songs and spirituals on this recording in 1959 and 1960, and although much has sometimes been made of the distinct quality of Sea Islands music, much of this just sounds like good-quality old-time African-American gospel. When the backing is highly rhythmic and a ...

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  1. Moses
  2. Moses, Don't Get Lost
  3. Turkle Dove
  4. Adam in the Garden
  5. Daniel
  6. Daniel in the Lion's Den
  7. Little David
  8. Eli, You Can't Stand
  9. John
  10. Sign of Judgement
  11. One of These Days
  12. O Day
  13. Rock in the Weary Land
  14. It Just Suits Me
  15. I'm Gonna Lay Down My Life for My Lord
  16. Before This Time Another Year
  17. Oh Death
  18. Goodbye, Everybody
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