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Lomax, Alan 1915-2002

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The folk songs of North America : in the English language by Alan Lomax ( )
19 editions published between 1960 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Words, music and history of over 300 folk songs arranged by regions and subject matter and indexed by titles and first lines
The land where the blues began by Alan Lomax ( Book )
30 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 2,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bluesmen were the bards of America's last frontier, the rowdy Mississippi Delta, in the days of the cotton boom, of levee and railroad building. Alan Lomax takes us on an adventure into the "bad old days" of the Delta. Weaving together the tales of muleskinners and roustabouts, church matrons and convicts, children and blind street singers, Lomax gives us the rich, sorrow-ridden background of the blues. We meet Muddy Waters (the father of modern blues), learn how Robert Johnson met his end, and are introduced to Fred McDowell and Son House, who taught Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton how to play the blues. In pre-integration days, when Lomax, a Southerner, first began his research, custom forbade a white man to socialize or even shake hands with a black. Despite threats of jail and violence, Lomax broke through the veil of silence that up till the 1940s had concealed the life of blacks in the Deep South. For the first time the people in these lower depths told the story of their humiliation and exploitation - of the brutal work camps that wasted lives and of the monstrous state penitentiaries that devoured the rebellious. No blacks before them had dared to expose the cruelties of the post-Reconstruction Deep South, the time of broken promises and illegal repression. In 1941, Blind Sid Hemphill, drum major of the Hills, introduced Lomax to the African roots of the Mississippi music, whose performance style (in song, speech, music, dance) has survived virtually intact in American black folk communities. This powerful, joy-filled, nonverbal and oral tradition gave rise to spirituals, jazz, dance steps, humor, and other folkways that kept the hearts of blacks alive all through their time of travail. It is this river of African-American culture - swept along in a tide of bawdy tales, murder ballads, work songs, hollers, game songs, church shouts - that produced the blues, which now enchant the world
American ballads and folk songs by John A Lomax ( )
24 editions published between 1934 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3000 years of black poetry; an anthology by Alan Lomax ( Book )
17 editions published between 1970 and 1984 in English and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes roots of black poetry in Africa, from primitive song, and extends to Egypt, Latin America, the West Indies, and the rural and urban streets of our country. The poetry of black Africa speaks directly to us over time and distance
Mister Jelly Roll; the fortunes of Jelly Roll Morton, New Orleans Creole and inventor of jazz by Alan Lomax ( Book )
54 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om jazzpianisten Ferdinand Joseph Morton
Cowboy songs and other frontier ballads by John A Lomax ( Book )
28 editions published between 1938 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A groundbreaking collection of cowboy songs includes melodies and lyrics for hundreds of ballads of the American West, along with notes on their origins
Folk song: U.S.A. : the 111 best American ballads by John A Lomax ( )
30 editions published between 1947 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Folk song style and culture by Alan Lomax ( Book )
36 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hard hitting songs for hard-hit people : [American folk songs of the Depression and the labor movement of the 1930's] by Alan Lomax ( )
11 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The folk songs of North America : in the English language by Alan Lomax ( Book )
27 editions published between 1960 and 1975 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Words, music, and origins of over 300 folksongs, with easy and playable piano, guitar, and banjo arrangements
Our singing country; a second volume of American ballads and folk songs by John A Lomax ( )
4 editions published between 1941 and 2007 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The roots of the blues by Josh White ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1960 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
White spirituals from The sacred harp by B. F White ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Penguin book of American folk songs by Alan Lomax ( )
17 editions published between 1964 and 1974 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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American ballads and folk songs by John A Lomax ( Book )
40 editions published between 1934 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Music and lyrics for over 200 songs. John Henry, Goin' Home, Little Brown Jug, Alabama-Bound, Ten Thousand Miles from Home, Shack Bully Holler, Black Betty, The Hammer Song, Bad Man Ballad, Jesse James, Down in the Valley, The Bear in the Hill, Shortenin' Bread, The Ballad of Davy Crockett, and many more
Best loved American folk songs : (Folk song: U.S.A.) by John A Lomax ( )
6 editions published between 1947 and 1954 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Land where the blues began ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary about the music of the Mississippi Delta, considered to be the land where the blues began
Complete folksong arrangements : 61 songs by Benjamin Britten ( )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
White spirituals from the Sacred harp the Alabama Sacred Harp Convention by Alabama Sacred Harp Convention ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Afro-American spirituals, work songs, and ballads by Alan Lomax ( Recording )
15 editions published between 1942 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Lomax, Alan 1915-
ローマックス, アラン
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English (436)
French (6)
Dutch (2)
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