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  • Performer: Alan Lomax
  • Title: Alan Lomax Presents Folk Song Festival At Carnegie Hall
  • Genre: Blues / World
  • Country: US
  • Formats: DXD ASF WAV AAC VQF AUD DMF
  • Released: 1959
  • Style: Delta Blues, Country Blues, Folk, Country
  • MP3 album: 1155 mb
  • FLAC album: 1712 mb
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Alan Lomax - Alan Lomax Presents Folk Song Festival At Carnegie Hall album FLAC

Alan Lomax Presents Folk Song Festival At Carnegie Hall ‎(LP, Mono). United Artists Records.

More albums from Alan Lomax: Blues In The Mississippi Night by Alan Lomax. Texas Folk Songs by Alan Lomax. Raise A Ruckus And Have A Hootenanny by Alan Lomax. View all albums . Alan Lomax Presents Folk Song Festival At Carnegie Hall. By: Alan Lomax (1959, Blues). 1. Sal’s Got A Sugar Lip. 2. Down In Rackensack.

Lomax playing guitar on stage at the Mountain Music Festival, Asheville, North Carolina, in the early 1940s. Background information. In the late 1940s, Lomax produced a series of commercial folk music albums for Decca Records and organized a series of concerts at New York's Town Hall and Carnegie Hall, featuring blues, calypso, and flamenco music. He also hosted a radio show, Your Ballad Man, in 1949 that was broadcast nationwide on the Mutual Radio Network and featured a highly eclectic program, from gamelan music, to Django Reinhardt, to Klezmer music, to Sidney Bechet and Wild Bill Davison, to jazzy pop songs by Maxine Sullivan and Jo Stafford, to readings of the poetry of Carl Sandburg, to hillbilly music. In 1962, Lomax and singer and Civil Rights Activist Guy Carawan, music director at the Highlander Folk School in Monteagle, Tennessee, produced the album, Freedom in the Air: Albany Georgia, 1961-62, on Vanguard Records for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Lomax was a consultant to Carl Sagan for the Voyager Golden Record sent into space on the 1977 Voyager Spacecraft to represent the music of the earth.

Originally published in 1954 by Alan Lomax, the recordings include an a cappella chorus singing about the rebirth of fertility, a group of men singing in a narrow polyphonic range about Yugoslavia's mountainous landscapes, and a duet of musicians playing wooden double-reed flutes called sopeles. Though each of the tracks is impressive in its own right, some standout moments include the wheezing and discordant sounds of a Croatian bagpipe on "Balun Uz Mih" and the polyrhythmic snycopations of a 12-year-old drummer on "Vlaskoto.

From 1933-1985, Alan Lomax (along with his father, John A. Lomax) gathered field-recorded examples of African-American song forms, most of which ended up in the expansive Library of Congress American folk music collection  .

Tracklist

A1 Jimmy Driftwood Sal's Got A Sugar Lip 1:40
A2 Jimmy Driftwood Down In Rackensack 2:44
A3 Jimmy Driftwood The Unfortunate Man 4:01
A4 The Stoney Mountain Boys Fire On The Mountain 0:47
A5 The Stoney Mountain Boys Rolling In My Sweet Baby's Arms 2:05
A6 The Stoney Mountain Boys Mule Skinner Blues 3:19
B1 Memphis Slim Boogie Woogie Memphis 3:00
B2 Memphis Slim The Saddest Blues 3:18
B3 Memphis Slim How Long 3:52
B4 Muddy Waters Hoochie Coochie Man 3:07
B5 Muddy Waters Goin' Down 3:39

Notes

White label promotional pressing.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 runout): U9M - 1307 (OSS 9-17-59)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 runout): U9M - 1308 (OSS 9-16-59)

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
UAL 3050 Alan Lomax Alan Lomax Presents Folk Song Festival At Carnegie Hall ‎(LP, Mono) United Artists Records UAL 3050 US 1959
UAS 6050 Alan Lomax Alan Lomax Presents Folk Song Festival At Carnegie Hall ‎(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAS 6050 US 1959


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