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Southern Journey Sampler
Genres: Country, Blues, Folk, World Music, Pop
A towering figure in folk and world music, Alan Lomax is best known for collecting the sounds of everyday people singing the songs of their native lands. This volume is a sampler that just scratches the surface of a massiv... more »
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A towering figure in folk and world music, Alan Lomax is best known for collecting the sounds of everyday people singing the songs of their native lands. This volume is a sampler that just scratches the surface of a massive re-issue project that makes all of Lomax's archival material available on compact disc--the broadsides and ballads, work chants, and dances Lomax recorded on journeys through America, Europe, and the West Indies. The selection, of course, is as varied as his library--Irish reels, Delta blues, and Caribbean calypso as well as songs sung, literally, by fisherman, preachers, and chain-gang prisoners. Be warned, this insightful collection may well start you on a long musical journey of your own. -- Michael Ruby
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Lewis K. (shenvalleyswapper) from LINDEN, VA
Reviewed on 6/11/2009...
If you look up this item on Amazon, it will tell you "This item has been discontinued by the manufacturer". Actually, you can order it direct from www.rounder.com.
Essential introduction to roots music
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are trying to get started learning about roots music (also known as "real" music), please buy this CD and support a great record label (Rounder Records). The tracks are all remarkable in their own way. If you have any interest in folk or indigenous music, this recording (and all the rest of Lomax' collections) is essential."
Highly Recommended for all Music Lovers!!!!
methylethel | 05/18/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This sampler is a wonderful gift for anyone who has an appreciation for the roots of American music. This is a great introduction to the Alan Lomax Collection. Alan Lomax was a musicologist who recorded and collected indigenous music from regions all over the United States.I have several other c.d.s from the collection and they are all wonderful."