The Georgia Sea Island Singers performing at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)

Date: May 25, 1991

Source: S1576 , T91-32, T91-33

Type: Sound

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  • So Glad I Am Here (T91-32)
  • Build Me a Stone Fence
  • Freedom
  • Head and Shoulders
  • Josephine (T91-33)
  • Hambone
  • Happy Birthday
  • Readem John Readem
  • Down by the River Side

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  • One reel to reel recording. Fitchen served as emcee. The Quimbys (The Sea Island Georgia Singers) sang in the traditional Gullah dialect, and discussed African American and slave history on the Sea Island of the Florida nd Georgia East coast. For a video of their performance, see FV-71, FV-72, and FV-73 in S 1615.

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