Description: The Heavenly Gospel Singers of Jackson, Mississippi, perform "Sit Down Servant and Rest Awhile" at the St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Canton, Mississippi. Amos Holden, lead; Zeb Robinson, tenor; Leroy Jones, bass; Albert Taylor, baritone. Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long, August 11, 1978.
About the session: Bluesmen; fife-and-drum ensembles; former muleskinners and railroad tie-tampers; and tall-tale reciters. Performers include Skip James collaborator Jack Owens, diddley-bow player Lonnie Pitchford, fife legend Otha Turner, and R. L. Burnside in his first film appearance.
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