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The Land Where Blues Began

by Alan Lomax

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Published by Delta .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages560
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7439030M
ISBN 100385312857
ISBN 109780385312851

The Land Where Blues Began by Alan Lomax and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   The land where the blues began by Lomax, Alan, Publication date Topics Blues (Music), African Americans, African Americans Publisher New York: New Press Collection Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio) Scanned in China. American :

In 'The Land Where the Blues Began', Lomax surveys the landscape of the blues, introduces some of the music's greatest artists, & reveals a little bit more of the soul of American black music: its history, its poetry & its connections to African culture. The result, The Land Where the Blues Began (watch it online here), is a fascinating look at traditional country blues in its native environment. Filmed in levee camps, churches, juke joints and on front porches across Mississippi, the documentary draws attention to musicians unknown outside the Delta.

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Land Where The Blues Began is an especially timely read now when the levees have once again broken on the Mississippi river, since a significant part of the book deals with the experiences and perceptions of the levee workers. Lomax also talks about how blues, re-named "rhythm and blues" became the America's national by: Alan Lomax's film, "The Land Where the Blues Began," was part of his excellent PBS series "American Patchwork," focusing on different aspects of American folk song and jazz.

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