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Barbara 30 Jun 99 - 02:59 PM
Allan C. 30 Jun 99 - 03:11 PM
Peter T. 30 Jun 99 - 03:14 PM
dick greenhaus 30 Jun 99 - 03:24 PM
annamill 30 Jun 99 - 04:14 PM
Allan C. 30 Jun 99 - 04:30 PM
Charlie Baum 30 Jun 99 - 04:53 PM
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Subject: Lomax Collection on-line
From: Barbara
Date: 30 Jun 99 - 02:59 PM

The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress

Presents

SOUTHERN MOSAIC:

THE JOHN AND RUBY LOMAX 1939 SOUTHERN STATES

RECORDING TRIP

The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip Collection is now available online through the Library of Congress American Memory Web site at the following URL:

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/lohtml/lohome.html

The presentation is made possible by the generous support of The Texaco Foundation.

This multiformat ethnographic field collection includes 686 sound recordings, as well as photographic prints, fieldnotes, dust jackets, and other manuscripts documenting folksingers and folksongs during a three-month, 6,502-mile trip through eight Southern states: Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia.

Beginning in Port Aransas, Texas, on March 31, 1939, and ending at the Library of Congress on June 14, 1939, John Avery Lomax, Honorary Consultant and Curator of the Archive of American Folk Song (now the Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center), and his wife, Ruby Terrill Lomax, recorded approximately 25 hours of music from more than 300 performers. The recordings represent a broad spectrum of musical styles, including ballads, blues, children's songs, cowboy songs, fiddle tunes, field hollers, lullabies, play-party songs, religious dramas, spirituals, and work songs. Over 100 of these songs are sung in Spanish.

A special presentation on the collection provides a state-by-state snapshot of the Lomaxes' expedition, highlighting the diverse musical styles of each region and the variety of documentation archived by the collectors.
Other folklife-related online collections, selected publications of the American Folklife Center, and information about products and services are available from the Center's homepage:
http://lcweb.loc.gov/folklife

American Memory is a project of the National Digital Library Program ofthe Library of Congress, which, in collaboration with other institutions,is bringing important American historical materials to citizens everywhere. Through American Memory, fifty-nine multimedia collections of digitized documents, photographs, recorded sound, motion pictures, and text are now available online, free to the public for educational purposes. This collection is the fifth American Folklife Center contribution to the American Memory Web site. All American Memory collections can be accessed through http://www.memory.loc.gov. ____________________________________________________ Stephanie A. Hall, shal@loc.gov
American Folklife Center
101 Independence Ave SE
Washington DC 20540-4610
http://lcweb.loc.gov/folklife/


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Subject: RE: Lomax Collection on-line
From: Allan C.
Date: 30 Jun 99 - 03:11 PM

Wow, Barbara! Thanks for sharing.


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Subject: RE: Lomax Collection on-line
From: Peter T.
Date: 30 Jun 99 - 03:14 PM

Unbelievable.


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Subject: RE: Lomax Collection on-line
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 30 Jun 99 - 03:24 PM

Like, Wow!


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Subject: RE: Lomax Collection on-line
From: annamill
Date: 30 Jun 99 - 04:14 PM

That sounds absolutely wonderful. I can't wait to get home and try it. I have to set up my stereo so it is hooked up to my computer so I can record this stuff.

Thank you so much, Barbara.

annap


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Subject: RE: Lomax Collection on-line
From: Allan C.
Date: 30 Jun 99 - 04:30 PM

Sh-h-h-h-h-h! The Copyright Police will hear you!


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Subject: RE: Lomax Collection on-line
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 30 Jun 99 - 04:53 PM

The mother of all motherlodes! Thanks for the pointer.

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: Lomax Collection on-line
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 30 Jun 99 - 04:59 PM

Allan C.--a look at the copyright restrictions of this collection (available on the website) specifically permits non-commercial educational uses. As long as you're not redistributing this stuff for money, the copyright police give their blessing! Record away!

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: Lomax Collection on-line
From: Mudjack
Date: 30 Jun 99 - 05:04 PM

Great find and Thank You Blessings Barbara. We'll check it out.
Mudjack


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Subject: RE: Lomax Collection on-line
From: Alice
Date: 30 Jun 99 - 06:32 PM

GREAT news!! thanks


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Subject: RE: Lomax Collection on-line
From: Tiger
Date: 30 Jun 99 - 07:26 PM

You guys out-wowed me.


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Subject: RE: Lomax Collection on-line
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Jun 99 - 10:49 PM

so, I sat for 30 minutes trying to load a .wav file of "Turkey in the Straw" from Texas in 1939...(I cannot get RealAudio to work again..)...and I waited while 300,000 byte images of sheet music came up..and it is all wonderful...and then it HIT me!.I have lived for over 20 years only 40 minutes from the L of C, and I have been there ONCE!..I could have been down at the desk every other week reading and listening to this stuff!

*sigh*...anyway, the site is a delight, and an amazing resource, and THIS is what the WWW ought to be about.


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Subject: RE: Lomax Collection on-line
From: Paul Jay
Date: 30 Jun 99 - 11:49 PM

Thanks Barb, Just what I needed, another thing besides Mudcat to spend time on ;

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Subject: RE: Lomax Collection on-line
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Jul 99 - 01:17 AM

Well, Bill, they don't seem to make it easy to get into the Library of Congress Folklore Collection. I had only about 45 minutes, and I couldn't figure out how to get in the door. I saw all the pretty stuff, burt never did figure out how to actually get close enough to a book to touch it.
Charlie Baum tried to tell me how to get in, but I didn't quite follow his instructions.
Most places, if I can't get in the normal way, I pull out my badge and say, "I'm from the Feds." It works great - usually, but not in Washington, D.C....
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lomax Collection on-line
From: reggie miles
Date: 02 Jul 99 - 01:46 AM

Barbara, thanks a bunch, this is one of the sites I've wanted to visit. I'm glad I finally made it. I love these old recordings. It's really an inspiration.


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Subject: RE: Lomax Collection on-line
From: gargoyle
Date: 02 Jul 99 - 05:14 AM

AWSOME!!!!

What a treasure trove. This will keep me busy for months.

THANX


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