:: Title :: Sink 'Em Low
:: Genre :: work song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Davis, John [vocal]
Davis, Peter [vocal]
Jones, Bessie [vocal]
Morrison, Henry [vocal]
Proctor, Willis [vocal]
:: Group Name :: Georgia Sea Island Singers
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: St. Simons Island (Georgia Sea Island) (Glynn County), Georgia (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., African American, Sea Islands, Georgia
:: Session :: St. Simons Island III 4/60
:: Date :: 4/11/1960
:: Reference Information :: T936.0, Track 9 (00:02:40)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Shouts, ring play songs, and work songs performed by the Georgia Sea Island Singers (known as the Spiritual Singers of Coastal Georgia at the time), recorded at St. Simons Island, off the coast of Brunswick, Georgia. [Source: Editor]
2 - According to a note on tape 932's box, written in an unidentified hand, the group consists of at least the following members: Bessie Jones, John Davis, Peter Davis, Willis Proctor, and Henry Morrison. Two unidentified men are referred to as well but it is not clear if they perform on any other track besides "See Aunt Dinah." (They might be Joe Armstrong, Ben Ramsay, and/or Jerome Davis, who appear on the earlier Georgia Sea Island tapes.) [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - The unidentified handwriting on tape box identifies this as a "shoveling song" (sung by the men who dug highway trenches). The men in the chorus provide grunts and aspirations at the middle and end of each line. John Davis exclaims "I don't want no captain like that!" at end. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Southern U.S. 1959 and 1960

 

 

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