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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( )

20 editions published between 1960 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,398 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 )

40 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,255 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( )

22 editions published between 1934 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover the diversity, spontaneity, free-flowing melody and sheer invention of scores of songs sung by cowboys and convicts, lumberjacks, hobos, miners, plantation slaves, and more
3000 years of black poetry : an anthology by Alan Lomax( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 1984 in English and held by 1,803 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
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 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than two hundred songs, some with music, whose lyrics depict life in the old West
Folk song: U.S.A. : the 111 best American ballads by John A Lomax( )

31 editions published between 1947 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk song style and culture by Alan Lomax( Book )

38 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White spirituals from The sacred harp by B. F White( Recording )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music LPs are shelved on the Lower Level
Hard hitting songs for hard-hit people : [American folk songs of the Depression and the labor movement of the 1930's] by Alan Lomax( )

12 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The folk songs of North America : in the English language by Alan Lomax( Book )

26 editions published between 1960 and 1975 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words, music, and origins of over 300 folksongs, with easy and playable piano, guitar, and banjo arrangements
Mister Jelly Roll ; the fortunes of Jelly Roll Morton, New Orleans Creole and "inventor of jazz." by Alan Lomax( Book )

20 editions published between 1950 and 1991 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om jazzpianisten Ferdinand Joseph Morton
Our singing country; a second volume of American ballads and folk songs by John A Lomax( )

5 editions published between 1941 and 2007 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mister Jelly Roll ; the fortunes of Jelly Roll Morton, New Orleans Creole and inventor of jazz by Alan Lomax( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The roots of the blues by Josh White( Recording )

13 editions published between 1960 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin book of American folk songs by Alan Lomax( )

18 editions published between 1964 and 1974 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

111 amerikanske folkesange
American ballads and folk songs by John A Lomax( Book )

39 editions published between 1934 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 490 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 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete folksong arrangements : 61 songs by Benjamin Britten( )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Land where the blues began( Visual )

18 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about the music of the Mississippi Delta, considered to be the land where the blues began
Afro-American spirituals, work songs, and ballads by Alan Lomax( Recording )

17 editions published between 1942 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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American ballads and folk songsAmerican ballads and folk songs
Alternative Names
Alan Lomax etnomusicologo, antropologo e produttore discografico statunitense

Alan Lomax US-amerikanischer Folklore- und Musikforscher

Lomax, Alan 1915-

Ломакс, Алан

אלן לומקס

アラン・ローマックス

ローマックス, アラン

Languages
English (422)

French (8)

Dutch (4)

Italian (2)

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American ballads and folk songsFolk song style and cultureHard hitting songs for hard-hit people : [American folk songs of the Depression and the labor movement of the 1930's]Our singing country; a second volume of American ballads and folk songsAmerican ballads and folk songsComplete folksong arrangements : 61 songsThe Land where the blues began