The Land Where the Blues Began

The Land Where the Blues Began

Book - 2002
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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.
Publisher: New York : New Press, 2002, c1993.
ISBN: 9781565847392
1565847393
Branch Call Number: 781.643097624 Lom
Characteristics: xv, 539 p. : ill. + 1 sound disc (4 3/4 in.)

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carolannbagan
Jul 18, 2012

would have been better if he's explained "willie d" in the front of the book is blues great willie dixon. very confussing.

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