9781565847392

The Land Where the Blues Began

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  • ISBN13:

    9781565847392

  • ISBN10:

    1565847393

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-11-01
  • Publisher: New Pr

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Summary

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 captures the irrepressible energy of soul of people who changed American musical history.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
My Heart Struck Sorrow
3(61)
There is a Hell
64(57)
The Ugliest and the Fastest Man
121(21)
Lonesome Whistles
142(70)
The Levee
212(44)
Rise Up, Dead Man
256(58)
The Hills
314(44)
Bluesmen
358(65)
Big Bill of the Blues
423(36)
Blues in the Mississippi Night
459(22)
Acknowledgments 481(2)
Song Appendix 483(10)
Notes 493(16)
A Brief Book List 509(6)
A Brief Discography 515(4)
A Brief Filmography 519(4)
Index 523(11)
Song Titles and First Lines 534

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