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The Land Where the Blues Began


In 1942 Alan Lomax set off for the Mississippi Delta in the American Deep South as the head of a four-person team to make field recordings of Black American folk music for the Library of Congress. This book recounts their travels, recording impromptu sessions and interviews, and it describes the hostility that Lomax and his assistants (an Argentinian and two Black Americans) suffered from small-town white hierarchy. Lomax met many of the greats of blues music. He describes the sessions he spent with a barefoot young Muddy ...

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The Land Where the Blues Began
2002, New Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781565847392

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The Land Where the Blues Began
1993, Pantheon Books

ISBN-13: 9780679404248


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