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Moses "Clear Rock" Platt - Run, Nigger, Run

Yes, this song is today unfortunately named.

Around the middle of the 19th Century, black slaves needed passes to leave plantations. “Sneaking off” occurred, though with fear of being whipped if captured or found out later by a patrolman. 31 more words

Folk

Home on the range

For me, the Seeger Sessions were kinda of a Springsteen 2.0

Seeing those shows was the Encyclopedia Britannica and the Library of Congress on the roots music, was Alan Lomax opening his home doors to make you understand, to make you live the essence of american music.  49 more words

Bruce Springsteen

Reel Music Review: The 78 Project Movie (2014, dir. Alex Steyermark)

Review by William Ham

The 78 Project, the web series kicked off in 2011 by director Alex Steyermark and producer Lavinia Jones Wright and Kickstarted into feature-length form, is a nifty homage to Alan Lomax, the legendary folklorist and ethnomusicologist who sought to preserving the folk tales and folk songs indigenous to every region of America. 536 more words

Film Review

House of the rising sun

Ah House of the rising sun… une mélodie que nous avons tous chantonnée, que ce soit, entre autres, celle de The Animals, ou la reprise de Johnny Hallyday “les portes du pénitencier”. 317 more words

(Re)prises

Punching a Hole in the Darkness

Hey, it’s my blog. More pictures of American Aquarium. The heart wants what it wants.

American Aquarium

American Aquarium

American Aquarium

American Aquarium

American Aquarium

American Aquarium

American Aquarium

Indie Music

Algia Mae Hinton : Original North Carolina Piedmont Blues Queen and Buckdancer

Check out this footage from world renowned Blues documentarian, Alan Lomax, of Miss Algia Mae Hinton, playing guitar behind her head and buckdancing at the same time! 61 more words

Music

An American Prayer

“The essence of America lies not in the headlined heroes,… but in the everyday folks who live and die unknown, yet leave their dreams as legacies.” (Alan Lomax)

Steve Earle