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Alan Lomax – The Land Where The Blues Began

Geluidsmateriaal van de legendarische etnomusicoloog Alan Lomax vult een aanzienlijk deel van mijn harde schijven. Onderstaande film van zijn hand, The Land Where The Blues Began, uit 1979 is daarop een welkome aanvulling.

A self-described “song-hunter,” the folklorist Alan Lomax traveled the Mississippi Delta in the 1930s and 40s, sometimes in the company of black folklorists like John W. Work III, 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 McDowell, Muddy Waters, and many others, all of whom made their debut recordings with him.

In the late 1970s Lomax returned with filmmaker John Bishop and black folklorist Worth Long and made the film The Land Where the Blues Began.”

bron: Open Culture

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