Shoo Lie Loo by Elizabeth Mitchell from Sunny Day (Smithsonian Folkways)

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Shoo Lie Loo by Elizabeth Mitchell from Sunny Day (Smithsonian Folkways) "I first heard this song on an album by Bessie Jones called Step It Down. Bessie was a member of the Georgia Sea Island Singers, a folk and gospel group who were recorded by Alan Lomax in the 1950s. Bessie's incredible music can only be matched by her work collecting and transmitting the songs and games of the Sea Islands for future generations. Storey learned this song in a music class taught by my good friend, Nancy Chusid. The song is accompanied by a dancing game where you stand in a circle, clap your hands to the beat, and call out for your friend to fly across the circle like a bird." In 2010, Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower released "Sunny Day", their second Smithsonian Folkways album of "handmade" music of the finest kind, for folks of all ages. A true family affair, Sunny Day features performances with Mitchell's husband and musical partner, Daniel Littleton, their nine-year-old daughter Storey, and Storey's cousins and friends. Guest performers include: - Levon Helm - Dan Zanes - Jon Langford (Mekons) - The Children of Agape Choir of South Africa Join the Smithsonian Folkways monthly newsletter to stay informed on tour dates and other announcements for Sunny Day. The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time. Category:
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