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Sounds of the South
Various Artists
Sounds of the South
Genres: Country, Blues, Folk, World Music, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (28) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (22) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (25) - Disc #3
  •  Track Listings (30) - Disc #4

Alan Lomax received funding from Atlantic Records in 1959 to head into the Southeast with the latest in stereo field recording technology, and this set collects the original eight records issued as a result of that trek in...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Sounds of the South
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Original Release Date: 1/1/1961
Re-Release Date: 7/20/1993
Album Type: Box set
Genres: Country, Blues, Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: Bluegrass, Classic Country, Contemporary Blues, Delta Blues, Traditional Blues, Electric Blues, Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Europe, Continental Europe, North America, Appalachian
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaCD Credits: 4
UPC: 075678249624

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Alan Lomax received funding from Atlantic Records in 1959 to head into the Southeast with the latest in stereo field recording technology, and this set collects the original eight records issued as a result of that trek in 1961. The sound quality is brilliant, the performances uncompromisingly raw, vibrant, plaintive, and real--everything the Greenwich Village folk movement tried to be is encapsulated on these slices of rural sound. Because of its high fidelity and the immense character found within the performances, this is the Lomax document to own if you absolutely have to pick a single one. Deep delta slide blues, enthusiastic shape-note singing from the Sacred Harp song book, lined-out hymnody, children's songs, mountain bluegrass music, juke-joint barrelhouse blues--it's all here and much more. This is vibrant, pure American music at its finest. --Mike McGonigal

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