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Georgia Sea Island Singers: Buzzard Lope*

from Songs of Hard Times: Up, Over & Through (1936​-​1982) by Various Artists

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Performed by Bessie Jones and the Georgia Sea Island Singers. Recorded by Alan Lomax at an NYC Shakespeare Festival concert celebrating African-American folk music, held in Central Park, August 1965.

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Alan Lomax Archive

Alan Lomax (1915–2002) was a documentarian, ethnologist, cultural activist, and arguably the foremost folklorist of the 20th century. Over his seven-decade career he collected thousands of audio recordings of folk and traditional music from around the US and the world, and dedicated himself to the pursuit of what he called "cultural equity." 100% of proceeds go to the Assoc. for Cultural Equity. ... more

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