9781565847392

The Land Where the Blues Began

ISBN 10: 1565847393 / 1-56584-739-3
ISBN 13: 9781565847392
Publisher: New Pr
Publication Date: 2002
Binding: Softcover
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, a rollicking memoir of the legendary folklorist's journey into blues country, with a new companion CD from Rounder Records.
In an exciting new collaboration, The New Press, Rounder Records, and the Alan Lomax Archive present an unprecedented opportunity to explore the history of the blues. The innovative book-and-CD set combines Lomax's award-winning The Land Where the Blues Began, along with a specially produced companion compact disc containing blues masterpieces.
The Land Where the Blues Began is Lomax's "singingly well-written cornbread-and-moonshine odyssey" (Kirkus Reviews) across America's musical heartland. Through candid conversations with bluesmen and vivid, firsthand accounts of the landscape where their music was born, Lomax's "discerning reconstructions...give life to a domain most of us can never know...one that summons us with an oddly familiar sensation of reverence and dread" (The New York Times Book Review).


Review:

"The firsthand account of a uniquely sympathetic and capable Boswell determined to preserve for all time not only the innovators of the blues but also the vanishing communities that produced them."

Gary Giddins, New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Like Zora Neale Hurston's MULES AND MEN, the book provides a wealth of information on black folklore. While the Texas-born Lomax and Hurston...shared a romantic attraction to their subject, he brought an activist's voice to his work....[This book] help[s] us understand why his musical legacy is a defining part of the American experience."

Studs Terkel

 

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Book Description: The New Press, United States, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New edition. 234 x 155 mm. Brand New Book. A self-described song-hunter, the folklorist Alan Lomax traveled the Mississippi Delta in the 1930 s and 40s, armed with primitive recording equipment and a keen love of the Delta s music heritage. Crisscrossing the towns and hamlets where the blues began, Lomax gave voice to such greats as Leadbelly, Fred MacDowell, Muddy Waters, and many others, all of whom made their debut recordings with him. The Land Where the Blues Began is Lomax s stingingly well-written cornbread-and-moonshine odyssey (Kirkus Reviews) through America s musical heartland. Through candid conversations with bluesmen and vivid, firsthand accounts of the landscape where their music was born, Lomax s discerning reconstructions . . . give life to a domain most of us can never know . . . one that summons us with an oddly familiar sensation of reverence and dread ( The New York Times Book Review ). The Land Where the Blues Began captures the irrepressible energy of soul of people who changed American musical history. Winner of the 1993 National Critics Circle Award for nonfiction, The Land Where the Blues Began is now available in a handsome new paperback edition. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781565847392

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