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From the Vault: Sounds of the South

A great collection of traditional music from the southern states recorded by Alan Lomax:

From The Vault

"Something Extramusical is Being Communicated Here"

by Amanda Petrusich (edited from http://www.oxfordamerican.org):

In his film “Ballads, Blues, & Bluegrass,” Alan Lomax  corners poor old Roscoe Holcomb, who’s just finished singing, and demands “Where does it hurt you?” 334 more words

Movies

Daily Dose Of Blues 10.28.14

The Land Where The Blues Began

Published on Aug 4, 2013

” ORIGINAL EDITION WITH PROPER COLOR CORRECTION & UNDISTORTED SOUND PLUS TWO HOURS OF ADDITIONAL MUSIC FOOTAGE AVAILABLE HERE :  

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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

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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… 324 more words

(Re)prises