The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #92735   Message #1775971
Posted By: Severn
04-Jul-06 - 04:54 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Pay Me My Money Down
Subject: RE: pay me my money down...who else?
The post-Bessie Jones, probably still current version of the Georgia Sea Island Singers w/ Frankie & Doug Quimby recorded it on "I'm On My Way", a privately issued cassette sold at gigs with no label name or number but the following contact information.

Frankie Quimby
2428 Cleburne Street
Brunswick, Georgia 31520

I have no idea whether this one ever got to CD, so it might prove an interesting and fruitful Google search to see if this and any other material the Quimbys currently have are still in print and in what form.

They did a great live version of it on one of the old "Folkmasters At Wolftrap" syndicated radio programs hosted by Nick Spitzer, for those who were privaleged enough to hear it. The Gandy Dancers were also featured on that show talking and singing about the work of lining track and the like, and there was a lot of background given to largely ignored Black traditions from the past. Some of the material from the Folkmasters programs have trickled out onto the Smithsonian Folkways label, so maybe the Sea Island Singers segment might show up some day on CD.