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Author Topic: Alan Lomax's American Patchwork  (Read 282 times)

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Offline jostber

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Alan Lomax's American Patchwork
« on: April 05, 2021, 10:55:05 AM »
New compilation coming out on Mississippi Records:



A stunning 2xLP collection of music documented during Alan Lomax’s final American field recording sessions from 1978 to 1983. A completely overlooked and underrepresented period in American folk and blues history, this album includes performances by RL Burnside, Napoleon Strickland, Boyd Rivers, Tommy Jarrell, and many more never before released on vinyl.
160gram double LP in deluxe gatefold jacket with extensive notes by Nathan Salsburg of the Lomax Archive. Cover art by Joe Light. Read on for more…
From 1978 to 1983, Alan Lomax and a video-crew travelled through the American South and Southwest, documenting its traditional music — miners, moonshiners, and Primitive Baptists in Kentucky; flat-footers, string bands, and Piedmont blues in North Carolina; Cajun cowboys, fiddlers, and zydeco stompers in French-speaking Louisiana; and fife-and-drum ensembles, gospel quartets, former railroad track-liners, levee-camp muleskinners, and players on the pre-war blues circuit in Mississippi.


This footage ultimately totaled some 350 hours and was edited into Lomax's "American Patchwork" series, which aired on American public television in 1991. But given the strictures of the form, hundreds of discrete performances and compelling scenes were left unseen and unheard.


This set brings together some of the standout recordings Lomax made in his attempt to document the last vestiges of the “local surround” in Mississippi, Appalachia, and Louisiana. Intimate performances by R.L. Burnside, Tommy Jarrell, Boyd Rivers, Napoleon Strickland and more, newly remastered by Timothy Stollenwerk and never before released on vinyl.

https://www.mississippirecords.net/cata ... -patchwork
« Last Edit: April 09, 2021, 12:41:53 PM by Johnm »

Offline harriet

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Re: Alan Lomax's American Patchwork
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2021, 11:43:09 AM »
I coulldn't get the link to work for me I think this one does:
https://www.mississippirecords.net/catalog/p/va-alan-lomaxs-american-patchwork
« Last Edit: April 09, 2021, 12:42:15 PM by Johnm »

Offline jostber

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Re: Alan Lomax's American Patchwork
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2021, 06:09:52 AM »
Thanks, Harriett. Seems like something happened to my link. One more with song samples:

https://alanlomaxcollection.bandcamp.com/album/alan-lomaxs-american-patchwork

« Last Edit: April 09, 2021, 12:42:28 PM by Johnm »

Offline harriet

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Re: Alan Lomax's American Patchwork
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2021, 12:05:48 PM »
Thanks for the new link josber.
Harriet
« Last Edit: April 09, 2021, 01:19:03 PM by harriet »

 


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