The Southern Journey of Alan Lomax

The Southern Journey of Alan Lomax

Words, Photographs, and Music

Book - 2013
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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These photographs--largely unpublished--show musicians making music with family and friends at home, with fellow worshippers at church, and alongside workers and prisoners in the fields.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.
Publisher: New York : The Library of Congress in association with W.W. Norton & Company, c2013
Edition: 1st edition
ISBN: 9780393081077
Characteristics: 134 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 inch)
Additional Contributors: Piazza, Tom 1955-


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multcolib_susannel Oct 04, 2015

Words, Photography, and Music- that says it all. Comes with CD or the music that Lomax recorded.

Apr 19, 2014

This is an interesting book about the travels of Alan Lomax in the southern US. Great photographs.


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