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9780393081077

The southern journey of Alan Lomax : words, photographs, and music

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Book + CD ; First edition.

More than fifty years ago, on a trip dubbed 'the Southern Journey, ' Alan Lomax visited Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Tennessee, uncovering the little-known southern backcountry and blues music that we now consider uniquely American. Lomax's camera was a constant companion, and his images of both legendary and anonymous folk musicians complement his famous field recordings. These photographs--largely unpublished--show musicians making music with family and friends at home, with fellow worshippers at church, and alongside workers and prisoners in the fields. Discussions of Lomax's life and career by his disciple, William Ferris, and a lyrical look at Lomax's photographs by novelist and music writer Tom Piazza, enrich this collection.

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  • ISBN: 9780393081077 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0393081079 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 134 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm + 1 audio disc (37 min. : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.)
  • Edition: Book + CD ; First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : The Library of Congress in association with W.W. Norton & Company, [2013]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 121) and discography (pages 128-130).
Formatted Contents Note:
Itinerary / Todd Harvey -- Foreword / Peggy A. Bulger and Anna Lomax Wood -- Alan Lomax : the long journey / William R. Ferris -- Alan Lomax : the found world / Tom Piazza -- The southern journey / captions by Todd Harvey, Aimee Hess Nash, and Hicks Wogan -- Selected sources / Todd Harvey -- Music CD track list and track notes / Nathan Salsburg -- Southern journey discography / Todd Harvey and Hicks Wogan -- Compact disc: Church, I know we got another building (not made with hands) (Young Bros.) ; Dollar Mamie (Floyd Batts & prisoners) ; Lonely tombs (Texas Gladden, Hobart Smith & Preston Smith) ; Didn't old Pharoah get lost (Union Choir of the Church of God and Saints of Christ) ; Rainbow mid life's willows (Almeda Riddle) ; I'm going down that gravel (Fred McDowell) ; The girl I left behind (Spencer Moore) ; Riding in a buggy/Candy gal (Vera Ward Hall) ; Cumberland gap (Wade Ward) ; Reg'lar, reg'lar, rolling under (Bessie Jones & group) ; Poor pilgrim of sorrow (I.D. Back) ; I'm gonna live anyhow until I die (Miles & Bob Pratcher).
CD contents: Church, I know we got another building (not made with hands) / (Ed Young, fife ; Lonnie Young, Sr., bass drum ; G.D. Young, snare drum) (Como, Mississippi, September 21, 1959) -- Dollar Mamie / (Floyd Batts and prisoners, vocals and axes) (Camp 11, Parchman Farm (Mississippi State Penitentiary), September 16, 1959) -- Lonely tombs / (Texas Gladden, vocal ; Hobart Smith, vocal and guitar ; Preston Smith, vocal) (Bluefield, Virginia, August 24, 1959) -- Didn't old Pharaoh get lost / (Caleb Garris, lead vocal ; with the Union Choir of the Church of God and Saints of Christ) (Belleville, Virginia) -- Rainbow mid life's willows / (Almeda Riddle, vocal) (Greers Ferry, Arkansas, early October, 1959) -- I'm going down that gravel / (Fred McDowell, vocal and guitar ; Fanny Davis, comb ; Miles Pratcher, guitar) (Como, Mississippi, September 22, 1959) -- The girl I left behind / (Spencer Moore, vocal and guitar ; Roy Everett Blevins, mandolin) (Chlhowie, Virginia, September 3, 1959) -- Riding in a buggy ; Candy gal / (Vera Ward Hall, vocal) (Livingston, Alabama, October 10, 1959) -- Cumberland Gap / (Wade Ward, banjo) (Galax, Virginia, August 31, 1959) -- Reg'lar, reg'lar, rolling under / (Bessie Jones, lead vocal ; with Nat Rahmings, drum ; Hobart Smith, banjo ; Ed Young, fife ; John Davis, Henry Morrison, Albert Ramsay, Emma Ramsay, vocals) (Williamsburg, Virginia, April 28, 1960) -- Poor pilgrim of sorrow / (Elder I.D. Back, vocal) (Mount Olivet Old Regular Baptist Church, Blackey, Kentucky, September 5, 1959) -- I'm gonna live anyhow until I die / (Miles Pratgcher, vocal and guitar ; Bob Pratcher, fiddle) (Como, Mississippi, September 22, 1959).
Summary, etc.:
More than fifty years ago, on a trip dubbed 'the Southern Journey, ' Alan Lomax visited Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Tennessee, uncovering the little-known southern backcountry and blues music that we now consider uniquely American. Lomax's camera was a constant companion, and his images of both legendary and anonymous folk musicians complement his famous field recordings. These photographs--largely unpublished--show musicians making music with family and friends at home, with fellow worshippers at church, and alongside workers and prisoners in the fields. Discussions of Lomax's life and career by his disciple, William Ferris, and a lyrical look at Lomax's photographs by novelist and music writer Tom Piazza, enrich this collection.
Subject: Lomax, Alan, 1915-2002.
Folk musicians > Southern States > Pictorial works.
Folk music > Southern States.
Folk music.
Folk musicians.
Manners and customs.
Southern States > Pictorial works.
Southern States > Social life and customs > 20th century > Pictorial works.
Southern States.
Genre: Pictorial works.


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