Articles tagged alan lomax

Various Artists: Root Hog Or Die 100 Years 100 Songs: An Alan Lomax Centennial Tribute

A vast and impressive collection of folk music, lovingly compiled by one of the best contemporary folklorists for the sake of one of the best of yesteryear.

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Jayme Stone: Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project

Presenting much more to its audience than simple background history, the album is a leap through time and an introduction to the life of a man worthy of being celebrated.

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Howlin’ Wolf: Rocking Chair Blues - “Down in the Bottom”

Sexual poaching and its consequences become a life and death drama in Howlin’ Wolf’s “Down in the Bottom”.

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Shirley Collins: Sweet England

It is Collins’ hauntingly unaffected voice and odd phrasing, which come from her unsophisticated manner, that makes this disc so special.

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Alan Lomax: Alan Lomax in Haiti

An important historical document, a master class in Haitian music from a bygone era, and an entertaining, life-affirming listen.

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Retelling the History of Black Music: The Beautiful Music All Around John Work III

Work recorded the soundtrack of people’s lives, and captured the earliest stirrings of much of the music we’ve enjoyed since World War II.

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3 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Collective Impulses

The wife disposing of her ex-husband's collection. The estate sale. The stash of records sold for pennies on the dollar because the water bill was overdue. Collecting music often depends on someone else's misfortune.

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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

// Notes from the Road

"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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