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The Land Where Blues Began free pdf A self-described "song-hunter," the folklorist Alan Lomax traveled the Mississippi Delta in the 1930's and '40s, armed with primitive recording equipment and a keen love of the Delta's music heritage. Crisscrossing the towns and hamlets where the blues began, Lomax gave voice to such greats as Leadbelly, Fred MacDowell, Muddy Waters, and many others, all of whom made their debut recordings with him. "The Land Where the Blues Began" is Lomax's "stingingly well-written cornbread-and-moonshine odyssey" (Kirkus Reviews) through America's musical heartland. Through candid conversations with bluesmen and vivid, firsthand accounts of the landscape where their music was born, Lomax's "discerning reconstructions . . . give life to a domain most of us can never know . . . one that summons us with an oddly familiar sensation of reverence and dread" ("The New York Times Book Review"). "The Land Where the Blues Began" captures the irrepressible energy of soul of people who changed American musical history. Winner of the 1993 National Critics Circle Award for nonfiction, "The Land Where the Blues Began" is now available in a handsome new paperback edition.

About Alan Lomax

Alan Lomax was an ethnomusicologist, record producer and radio presenter. The Alan Lomax Archive (assembled over sixty years) comprises a unique collection of audio and videotape, 16mm film, photos and published recordings that document folk music, dance and ritual from around the world. Alan Lomax, musicologist:born Austin, Texas 31 January 1915- died Safety Harbor, Florida 19 July 2002

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Author : Alan Lomax
Publisher : The New Press
Data Published : 01 January 1993
ISBN : 1565847393
EAN : 9781565847392
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 542 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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