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Fun thrifting find today...1969 printing of the Alan Lomax “American Folk Songs” book with lyrics and music used in a 4th grade “scool” music class. Ah, the good ole days when little children sang along to tales of murder, rye whiskey, gambling, jail, cocaine, and the pleasures of bum life.
New World Records was one of the labels that was well-represented in the vinyl collection of the Charlotte Public Library and formed a significant piece of my early musical education. This amazingly pure and truly transcendent collection was recorded by #alanlomax and documents a departed generation of #georgiaseaislandsingers #lowerprovidence #lowerprovidencegospelrevue
Woke up in the desert with a bloody nose and stepped on a cactus after recording this one take song at 7am. Full video on YouTube, link in bio. #desert #joshuatree #joshuatreeacres #alanlomax #martinguitars
Con grande emozione vi annuncio il concerto che terrò a Palermo domenica 7 ottobre per #pianocitypalermo ! Eseguirò mie composizioni originali ispirate a Canti Antichi Siciliani, un progetto su cui sto lavorando da un pó di tempo a questa parte che unisce un pizzico di "saudade" per le mie origini al chiaro intento di riscoprire le radici della cultura siciliana, i canti di questa terra così intrisi dei più svariati influssi in un universo multietnico che ci rimanda echi di melodie arabe persiane greche sefardite. Sarà ancora più bello suonare per la prima volta questi pezzi nella cornice di Ballarò, davanti al murales di San Benedetto il Moro, opera realizzata dall'artista palermitano Igor Scalisi Palminteri per promuovere l'integrazione multirazziale nel Mediterraneo. Spargete voce!!! #pianocity #pianocitypalermo #sanbenedettoilmoro #ballarò #igorscalisipalminteri #piano #alanlomax #antirazzismo
🔴Vols escoltar les gravacions que el #musicòleg #AlanLomax va fer a les #Pitiüses als anys 50? L'arxiu de l'autor a #NovaYork és disponible a la xarxa i seria un dels recursos que formarien part del #Museu #Virtual del #Patrimoni de les #IllesBalears . #PlaCulturaIB #PlaPatrimoniIB Foto: Estate of Alan Lomax
Part 2 (for the first part check out the picture before) . A few times a little #girl will start a new #melodic verse and others will respond in voice, the art of #conversation , the #freedom in the air echoed with each innocence heart, they can’t read formal #musical notes, but that’s the power of #music , there’s a strong sense of “everyone can sing”, they all sing differently but as a combination of pure and perfectly matched, in the society they might be seen as special needs, underprivileged, disabled, weak and helpless individuals, in some religions, they’re sinners, some tribes believe it’s God’s punishments, some think they bring shame to the families. In this moment all I can see is gift, I can only see how powerful #kids can be in such a confidence of #singing out deeply from their souls, the joy of expressing through songs, this beauty of naivety peacefully touched me. As #teenager I listened to Cantonese music, people always talk about who’s the best #singer , Danny Chan, Roman Tam, Teresa Tang, Alan Tam, Sam Hui, Jacky Cheung, later I discovered different kind of western music style, from rock to alternative to psychedelic to folk to Soul to Funk to jazz to blues, until recently I discovered Alan Lomax collection and old Gospel music like Odetta and Freedom Singers, totally fascinated by many unknown singers from the prison and cotton fields recording, plus those negro church albums from the time of #slavery . It’s a “no turning back listening experience” once i got exposed to the real good thing, I become very difficult to enjoy listening to “plastic” music, I become so critical that certain kind of songs caused me headache and stomach pain :( The #expression of pain, suffering and struggling from personal feelings to the impact of resonating to others’ life experience, transformation of depression and tribulations into patience and delight, what a sincere and honest way of telling a story. By Papa Damon , 11 Sep 2018 . #lushoto #travelfamily #familytravel #usambaramountains #gofurther #daddytime #parenting #papa #daughter #alanlomax #gospelmusic #blues #odetta #realmusic #singing #bestmusic #beautifulvoice #kokdamon #naivtylamily
My Spirit Helper, speaking through those paper cones tonight... I remember the first time I heard Fred say:"I do not play no rock n roll" "just pure natural blues" That recording changed my life. In a way, I am in heaven sitting down with Mississippi Fred McDowell right now. Smiling. He's rocking that chair, bone slide singing. If I can ever play that simple, pure, sweet and soulful I'm pretty sure I will be outta here, no red cross store no more, no people treating you mean. #fredmcdowell #mississipifredmcdowell #idonotplaynorocknroll #spiritguide #pure #natural #blues #vinyl #recording #alanlomax
Found this great album in the valuts of Andra Jazz. Recorded by Alan Lomax in the summer of 1959. Music doesn’t get much better than this. #nowshipping #alanlomax #southernfolkheritageseries #recordedinthefield
My heart is swelling. Just been to see 'Lomax in Éirinn' in the IFI. Couldn't recommend it more, if you get the chance to see it. Beautiful moving documentary featuring beautiful moving music recorded early 50s by Lomax while in Ireland. It will be showing a couple of times on TG4 soon, check it out if you can. #lomaxinèirinn #alanlomax #dublin #ireland #tg4 #irishfilminstitute #ifi
Because I listened to Jelly Roll Morton’s Library of Congress recordings, I didn’t think I had to read this book. (If you haven’t listened to these recordings by Alan Lomax do yourself the favor). One of my high school teachers whose a bookseller in the French Market encouraged me to read it because it provided more context. I’m glad I listened it’s a great read. Now if the power goes out what will I read? #jellyrollmorton #neworleans #nola #jazz #neworleansjazz #frenchmarket #justenwinston #alanlomax #ferdinandjosephlamothe #ferdinandjosephlamenthe
In questa Mattanza ci sarà anche #alanlomax che registra i canti di Tonnara! Mattanza Felix #acrilico #arte #pittura #stories #mare #quadri #tonnara #mattanza #pizzocalabro
In questa Mattanza ci sarà anche #alanlomax che registra i canti di Tonnara! Mattanza Felix #acrilico #arte #pittura #stories #mare #quadri #tonnara #mattanza #pizzocalabro
Morton's claim to have #inventedjazz in #1902 #aroused #resentment . The #jazzhistorian , musician, and #composer #GuntherSchuller says of Morton's "#hyperbolic assertions" that there is "#noproof to the #contrary " and that Morton's "#considerableaccomplishments in themselves provide reasonable #substantiation ". #AlanLomax , who recorded #extensive #biographicalinterviews of Morton at the #LibraryofCongress in #1938 , did not agree that Morton was an #egoist :
Sigil since 1999 still gives me chills #❤ #rootsmusic #blues #chain #gang #alanlomax
A piece of decades old juvenilia from the exercise books in the box in the wardrobe under the random Rothman's Football Yearbook. Originally the lyrics for a six bar blues inspired by the lines "Yonder comes Miss Rosie, piece of paper in her hand. Well she's come to tell the governer, to turn loose my man!" From the song The Midnight Special not apparently written by Leadbelly though his Angola Prison recording of it is famous. You may also spot an almost quotation from Bob Dylan's Chimes Of Freedom. #themidnightspecial #leadbelly #alanlomaxrecordings #alanlomax #chimesoffreedom #poetryclub #poemsofig #poem #poems #poemsofinstagram #poemsporn #poempassion #poemsinspiredbysongs #writing #juvenilia #writersofinstagram #writer #songlyrics
Fabio Orsi - Osci Lp (SmallVoices, 2005) ~ First Fabio Orsi release out on my old label SmallVoices. It comes with three postcards (with beautiful text by Sav). Listening it after some years, it remains an amazing mixture between - in some way inspired by #alanlomax - #fieldrecordings taken in #apulian small cities, #countryside , folk festivals, with #abstract #electronic #soundscapes . Re-worked by #gianlucabecuzzi #kinetix A new edition on @backwards_records is scheduled. . . #fabioorsi #osci #smallvoices #vinyl #lp #experimentalmusic #experimental #abstractmusic #fieldrecording #dronemusic #ambientmusic #electronicmusic #puglia #apulia #vinylcommunity
Work from last year, part 3: Album Covers As part of the grieving process for selling almost my entire CD collection, I painted my own versions of the cover art work of my favourites. I also used it as a way to relearn how to paint. I did about 50 covers in the end. #albumcover #albumcovers #albumartwork #recordsleeves #recordsleeve #davidbowie #bowie #bowieheroes #davidbowieheroes #thesmiths #morrissey #leonardcohen #leonardcohenpainting #zappa #captainbeefheart #frankzappa #bongofury #thevaselines #sgtpepper #thebeatles #beatles #coltrane #johncoltrane #keithjarrett #ecm #alanlomax #blues #johnlennon #plasticonoband #musicart
Woody Guthrie’s letter to the Lomax family upon the arrival of baby Arlo 👶 - “This is to serve notice on you Lomaxes. Every one of you. Alan Chavella Little Annie Banannie And to let you know I made it out. Come the painless track and footling. Found it.”
"Ain't No More Cane on this Brazos" Sung By Ernest Williams, James "Iron Head" Baker and Group Recorded By- John A. and Alan Lomax at the Central State Farm, SugarLand, Texas in 1933 Many of the State Prison Farms in Texas were located along the Brazos River where prisoners cut Sugar cane under the hot sun all day. This song was first published in John Lomax's "American Ballads and Folk Songs"(1934) performed by Mexico, Lightnin' and Dave Tippin. Both versions share verses from "Go Down Old Hannah" and mention "Shorty George" a "runty li'l Train" that would bring women to and from the prison. Bought From Fantom Tollboth on @discogs #folk #folkmusic #folkforfolks #aintnomorecaneonthebrazos #aintnomorecane #alanlomax #johnlomax #nomorecaneonthebrazos
A thought of mine on the most remarkable books of the twentieth century, "The Land of the Blues" by Alan Lomax was best known for recording legendary musicians like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan, Leadbelly and many more. ✍📰🧒🏿🎬📽 #book #20thcentury #land #blues #alanlomax #woodyguthrie #peteseeger #muddywaters #bobdylan #leadbelly #mississippi #southusa #delta #music #blackmusic #culture #newspaper #special #lorenzzadro #madeinitaly #press #instagram #instamusic #instaread #power #light #igers #igersverona #vscocam #vsco
"Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads" (1938) Collected By- John A. Lomax and Alan Lomax Publisged By- The Macmillan Company Originally Published in 1910. Bought from Americana Books ABAA on Biblio.com. #folk #folkmusic #folkforfolks #folkmusicinamerica #cowboysongs #cowboysongsandotherfrontierballads #frontier #frontierballads #folkballads #folkballad #thedyingcowboy #oburymenotontheloneprairie #oburymenot #johnlomax #alanlomax #themacmillancompany #macmillancompany #booksofinstagram #book #1938 #americanabooks #biblio #songbook #jackodiamonds #ryewhiskey #cowboy
It’s in the blood. ❤️ New project coming.. Get ready.. #AllInTheFamily #MusicHistorian #FamilyTree #AlanLomax #StanLomax #FolkMusic #woodyguthrie #BessieLomax #leadbelly
This Sunday’s playlist by @samrpeinado questions the idea of American exceptionalism 🇺🇸 . “All the hapless silent lovers, all the workmen at their work, all the seamen and the landsmen, all the masters with their slaves, all the prisoners in the prisons, all the righteous and the wicked, all the joyous, all the sorrowing, all the living, all the dying. Pioneers... O pioneers...". . Link to listen in bio. Contains #enniomorricone #prisons #alanlomax #chuckberry #promisedland #johnnycash #credenceclearwaterrevival #therollingstones #zztop #grandfunkrailroad #jimihendrix #starspangledbanner #pastortlbarrett #theband #ninasimone #jamesbrown #brucespringsteen #tompetty #tobykeith #townesvanzandt #childishgambino #thisisamerica
Day 19 of the #augustvinylchallenge Boxed set of #albums The American Treasure Woody Guthrie with a #libraryofcongress 3 record set of songs and dialogue with #alanlomax @modernwax #modernwax if we ever needed Woody it would be in today’s world
Sound Truck 2.0 has begun...
Andy Biskin’s latest album “16 Tons, Songs from the Alan Lomax Collection” is out now has been getting rave reviews! Make sure to visit our Facebook page to look/click at all the links where the album has been reviewed! #masteredatmasterdisk #makemusichistory #newmusicalert #newmusic #jazz #jazzis #jazzislife #npr #nprmusic #reviews #humpday #mastering #masteringengineer #andybiskin #alanlomax #jazzvibes
@downbeatmagazine Q&A with Andy Biskin on his new record with 16 Tons posted to homepage #newmusic #downbeat #interview #alanlomax #trumpetchoir @newsounds #lineages #lyrics #linesandspaces
Un libro di volti e paesaggi, gente e luoghi. Queste foto sono accompagnate da 170 registrazioni sonore. Alan Lemax integrava parole, immagini e suoni, usava le sue fotografie per raccontare didascalicamente e iconograficamente le sue registrazioni. ⬇ Alan Lemax, In Salento Le fotografie del 1954 . . . . . #documentary #rituals #sud #antropologia #photography #racconti #salento #donne #uomini #research #history #culturapopolare #alanlomax #picture #women #men #method
Le 'stiare' erano le streghe. La mamma di Antonietta era una stiara, e Italia e le altre (nella foto) quando la vedevano correvano in casa per verificare se dietro la porta ci fossero le forbici divaricate, uno dei tanti amuleti contro le stiare. Si racconta che alcune di loro durante i mesi estivi si tramutassero in capre con sembianze umane e che durante la notte andassero in giro in cerca di giovani con cui giacere. I malcapitati quando venivano lasciati liberi avevano dei graffi profondi su tutto il corpo come se fossero cascati in cespugli di rovi. Ma si racconta anche, che altre volte erano queste ad avere la peggio, quando gruppi di giovanotti spavaldi aspettavano il momento in cui le stiare tornavano ad assumere il loro aspetto di donne. Allore saltavano loro addosso, le violentavano e le picchiavano selvaggiamente. ⬇ Alan Lemax, In Salento . . . . . #documentary #rituals #sud #antropologia #photography #racconti #salento #donne #research #history #culturapopolare #alanlomax #picture #women
Le 'carcare'. Una specie di costruzioni a secco (furnieddhi) vuole all'interno, che venivano riempite di fascine e poi bruciate dai 'carcaruli', persone che svolgevano questo duro e rischiosissimo lavoro. La pietra calcarea veniva cotta lentamente e trasformata, dopo un lungo e faticoso procedimento, in calce. ⬇ Alan Lomax, in Salento . . . . . #documentary #salento #antropologia #alanlomax #photography #research #tradition #rural #landscape #paesaggio #lovephotography
I drew the musical siblings Texas Gladden & Hobart Smith. Swipe for Hobart. #texasgladden #hobartsmith #balladsinger #housecarpenter #alanlomax #banjo #traditionalmusic #saltvilleva
I was really tempted to get these collections of songs recorded by Alan Lomax & Shirley Collins etc, but £17 each was a bit too much, plus I already have these recordings on CD. #alanlomax #folksong #englishfolkmusic #shirleycollins #childballads
I don’t buy as many physical books these days due to space considerations. This one seemed to call for the full tactile print experience, though. #alanlomax #blues #thelandwherethebluesbegan
this has been SO EMBARRASSING™ but also sooo nice of #JacobSiegel to write this for @rollingstone. i get a lot of emails from weirdos and dreamers (nature of the gig) so when he reached out to write a story about @gemsonvhs i rly just said yes out of hand. no harm agreeing, there's no way this would happen. i don't have a publicist. then he flew to Nashville. then he interviewed me and my friends @lostdogstreetband over the course of a week. then he actually wrote the damn thing. before he left I'd realized I'd made a new friend. he's a veteran, has the thickest Brooklyn accent I've ever heard, avid reader and writer, and tells the best stories of the 90s NYC punk/hip-hop scene. so thankful that the internet brings people together like this. definitely love doing things the hard way. proving to talented musicians there's an other lane you can take in the streaming age. no flashy music videos, no giving it all away to Spotify. none of that shit is important. people will support music that is coming from an honest place. thanks to my friends for listening to us blab about @gemsonvhs and #alanlomax all the time. for every one of mumfords sons, there's some great songwriters out there.
Lomax the songhunter 🏝#alanlomax #illustration #paintings #atelier
Alan Lomax playing the guitar 🎸🎺🎷#alanlomax #illustration #painting #lomaxthesonghunter #guitar
#Cosmic | Created as a time capsule meant to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth – through natural sounds, music and selected images – the Golden Voyager were intended for any intelligent extraterrestrial life form, or for future humans, who may find them. Printed onto gold-plated copper and launched into space aboard Voyager 1 back in 1977, it's now nearly 13 billion miles away from Earth. + Last Year, for the Golden Voyager 's 40th anniversary our friends @lad_design teamed up with @pesco and Tim Daly to re-master, design and for the first time publicly release the work of art (last image in swipe). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
... y si hablamos de los @howlindogs hay que hablar de #alanlomax , "el arqueólogo del #Blues ". ¿No sabéis quién es? Pues leed el artículo enlazado en nuestro Facebook o buscadlo en Google... #bluesfestivals #cerdanyolablues
LOS GRUPOS DEL FESTIVAL. Empezamos a repasar los grupos que visitarán los escenarios del #Festival de #Blues de #Cerdanyola en septiembre y Octubre. Los @howlindogs nos visitarán el 6 de Octubre. Más info en facebook (@bluescerdanyola ). #bluesfestivals #alanlomax #cerdanyolablues
Mister Jelly Roll. Recomended reading for early jazz fans. I found this years ago for a couple bucks. Its a good one. Now go put on some Jelly Roll Morton records! #jellyrollmorton #alanlomax
#cds ... cataloging before they disappear 1997 The Alan Lomax Collection - Sampler (Rounder CD 1700) #alanlomax #instacd #cdcollection #record #recordplayer #recordlover #recordcollection #recordcover #lp #vinyl #vinylcollection #vinylcommunity #nowspinning #music #musiclover
In the sound classes that I teach I often reference indigenous music. To unaccustomed ears, sounds of friction drums, human bird calls and chanting is pretty much as avant-garde as anything they’ve ever heard. That’s certainly what I thought when I first heard this album of “folk and primitive music” in Venezuela recorded by Alan Lomax. It really blew my head off, and listening now I am just as amazed. This LP and others like it opened me up to listen not only for the incredible range of sounds made by humans, but also to regard their reasons for making them. #alanlomax #columbiamasterworks #LP #vinyl #record #records #thevinylroach
Various Artists - Folk Music of The United States: Afro-American Spirituals, Work Songs and Ballads (1956) AAFS L3 #libraryofcongress #archiveofamericanfolksong #alanlomax #vinyl #vinyligclub #recordkeepers
"Play non fu il primo a fare di un deejay una rock star, ma fu quello che per primo diede ad un musicista techno un'impostazione pop ... Play ha messo d'accordo lentamente ma inesorabilmente i critici e gli acquirenti" 🙏💝 « poco prima del 2000 stavo aprendo un concerto per i Bush su un MTV Campus Invasion Tour. È stato per la maggior parte degradante. Il loro pubblico non era minimamente interessato a me. Nel febbraio del 2000, ero in Minnesota e mi sentivo depresso quando ad un certo punto il mio manager mi chiamò dicendomi che Play era al numero uno nel Regno Unito, battendo il disco dei Santana Supernatural. Mi sentivo come "Ma l'album è uscito dieci mesi fa". In quel momento ho capito, tutto d'un tratto, che le cose erano cambiate. Poco dopo raggiunse la prima postazione in Francia, in Australia, in Germania e continuava a scalare le altre liste. [...] La settimana in cui fu pubblicato, Play vendette in tutto il mondo circa 6000 copie. Undici mesi dopo esso ne vendeva 150.000 a settimana. Ero in tour costantemente, ubriaco praticamente tutto il tempo e ogni cosa intorno a me era confusa. E poi tutto ad un tratto star del cinema hanno iniziato a venire ai miei concerti, ho cominciato a ricevere inviti per le feste di lusso e improvvisamente quei giornalisti che non avrebbero mai risposto alle chiamate del mio pubblicista parlavano di fare un'intervista. È stato un fenomeno davvero strano. » @moby #play #moby #1999 #17may #musicaelectronica #v2records #anninovanta #film #spot #seriestv #elettronica #mute #blues #deejay #gospel #folk #housemusic #fieldrecording #triphop #ambient #dancerock #grammyadward #britawa #naturalblues #porcelain #whydoesmyheartfeelsobad #billboard200 #downtempo #alanlomax #lounge
Very good night with a new find #alanlomax #yazoodelta #bluesandspirituals #vinyl
The voice you’re hearing is that of Sidney Stripling of Kathleen, Georgia. Very little is known about the Black American singer and banjo player, but it’s agreed that he was born in the 19th century and passed away during the Second World War. This recording, called ‘Breakaway’ is from the Alan Lomax collection, ‘Deep River of Song: Georgia’ and may be from when Stripling played at Fort Valley State Folk Music Festival in March of 1941 (Wiki). The reason this rare recording, one of only a few known, is so valuable is because Stripling plays in a style common during the 1800s, so in a way we are hearing historical sounds and songs echoing through this 1941 recording to us now in 2018. I first heard this piece when it was sampled in the Martin Scorsese film, Gangs of New York. To me there’s something quite haunting, sad, painful and yet beautiful about this song. #alanlomax #americana #oldfolkmusic #history #music #soundsofthepast #musicofthepast #blackhistory #africanamerican #historicalrecordings #1800s #19thcentury
Another of Lomax’s recordings and from a collection called ‘Bad Man Ballads’ which also included some of the earliest prison songs. Almeda Riddle was a cousin of the famous outlaws, Frank and Jesse James. Her ballad here is a bit about the two train robbers and Robert Ford. #alanlomax #jessejames #americana #oldfolkmusic #history #music #soundsofthepast #musicofthepast #historicalrecordings
This piece, also recorded by Alan Lomax is called ‘Beulah Land’ and it was a gospel piece written in the 1830s in America. ‘Beulah’ refers to a passage from the Prophet Isaiah, chapter 62. Old music and songs have very deep meanings as this medium was one of the ways average people could express pain, sorrow, joy, elation and stories. The performers are Bessie Jones and John Davis. #alanlomax #americanfolkmusic #history #blackhistory
More old American folk music. This is ‘banging breakdown’ an old piece performed by Hobart Smith. This has had me interested in banjo lessons for a long time. #americana #oldfolkmusic #banjo #hobartsmith #alanlomax #history #soundsofthepast
I'm currently house sitting and I'm checking out the homeowners jazz book collection for #panthursday 😉 #jellyrollmorton #panbooks #jazzbooks #notthosetypeofjazzbooks #jazzmusicbooks #jazzmusicians #jazzbiographies #misterjellyroll #alanlomax #panpaperbacks
The infamous Alan Lomax
#musicbookclub 001 - first up is John Szwed’s biography on folklorist, ethnomusicologist, musician, author, disc jockey, recording producer and filmmaker (just to name a few titles), The Man Who Recorded the World is an amazingly detailed and well crafted biography. It’s worth the read...and the reread. The entire archive of Lomax recordings has been made available online for all to enjoy! . His Daughter, Anna Lomax Wood wrote “He believed that all cultures should be looked at on an even playing field, Not that they're all alike. But they should be given the same dignity, or they had the same dignity and worth as any other." . #alanlomax #folkrecording #bluesmusician #libraryofcongress #johnlomax #ethnomusicology #ethnomusicologist #culturalequity #themanwhorecordedtheworld #johnszwed #folkloristic #muddywaters #woodieguthrie #leadbelly #folkmusic #recording #recordinghistory #johnlomax #musicbooks #musichistory #bookstagram #reading #music #booksworm #readinglist
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