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Author Lomax, Alan, 1915-2002, photographer, recordist.

Title The southern journey of Alan Lomax : words, photographs, and music / with an essay by Tom Piazza ; introduction by William R. Ferris.

Publication Info. New York : The Library of Congress in association with W.W. Norton & Company, [2013]

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Edition First edition.
Description 134 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 121) and discography (pages 128-130).
Contents Itinerary / Todd Harvey -- Foreword / Peggy A. Bulger and Anna Lomax Wood -- Alan Lomax : the long journey / William R. Ferris -- Alan Lomax : the found world / Tom Piazza -- The southern journey / captions by Todd Harvey, Aimee Hess Nash, and Hicks Wogan -- Selected sources / Todd Harvey -- Music CD track list and track notes / Nathan Salsburg -- Souther journey discography / Todd Harvey and Hicks Wogan -- Compact disc: Church, I know we got another building (not made with hands) (Young Bros.) ; Dollar Mamie (Floyd Batts & prisoners) ; Lonely tombs (Texas Gladden, Hobart Smith & Preston Smith) ; Didn't old Pharoah get lost (Union Choir of the Church of God and Saints of Christ) ; Rainbow mid life's willows (Almeda Riddle) ; I'm going down that gravel (Fred McDowell) ; The girl I left behind (Spencer Moore) ; Riding in a buggy/Candy gal (Vera Ward Hall) ; Cumberland gap (Wade Ward) ; Reg'lar, reg'lar, rolling under (Bessie Jones & group) ; Poor pilgrim of sorrow (I.D. Back) ; I'm gonna live anyhow until I die (Miles & Bob Pratcher).
Summary "More than fifty years ago, on a trip dubbed 'the Southern Journey,' Alan Lomax visited Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Tennessee, uncovering the little-known southern backcountry and blues music that we now consider uniquely American. Lomax's camera was a constant companion, and his images of both legendary and anonymous folk musicians complement his famous field recordings. These photographs--largely unpublished--show musicians making music with family and friends at home, with fellow worshippers at church, and alongside workers and prisoners in the fields. Discussions of Lomax's life and career by his disciple and lauded folklorist William Ferris, and a lyrical look at Lomax's photographs by novelist and Grammy Award-winning music writer Tom Piazza, enrich this valuable collection"--Book jacket.
Subject Folk musicians -- Southern States -- Pictorial works.
Southern States -- Pictorial works.
Southern States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Pictorial works.
Lomax, Alan, 1915-2002.
Folk music -- Southern States.
Added Author Piazza, Tom, 1955-, writer of supplementary textual content.
Ferris, William R., writer of introduction.
ISBN 9780393081077 (hardcover)
0393081079 (hardcover)
Standard No. 40021728592