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Subject: Lomax Recording Trip Index
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Dec 01 - 03:44 PM

Dicho did a wonderful job of transcribing almost all the songs spirituals from the U.S. Library of Congress recordings of the John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip. I'll post the index in this thread. If you would like to discuss any of the songs, please do so in the thread for that song.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lomax Recording Trip Index
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Dec 01 - 03:45 PM

LOMAX AND LOMAX 1939 THREADID NUMBERS
Dec. 3, 2001

  1. AINíT NO HEAVEN ON DE COUNTY ROAD
  2. ALL DE FRIEND I HAD IS DEAD AND GONE
  3. ANGELS STANDINí IN THE WATER
  4. AWFUL DEATH (DEATH IS AWFUL)
  5. BORN AGAIN
  6. BYE AND BYE
  7. CARRY ME, BURY ME
  8. CHRIST IS COMINí ON THE CLOUD
  9. CLIMBING UP THE HILL OF MOUNT ZION
  10. COME ON ANí BOW DOWN
  11. DEATH, OH DEATH
  12. DONíT FEEL LIKE IíSE ANYWAYS TIRED
  13. DOWN ON ME
  14. DRINKINí WINE
  15. GAMBLER WHERE WAS YOU?
  16. DE GOSPEL TRAIN
  17. GREAT DAY
  18. HE THAT BELIEVE HAVE AN EVERLASTING HOME
  19. HELL DOWN YONDER
  20. (HEíS A) BATTLE-AX
  21. HOLY BRIGHT NUMBER
  22. I CANíT STAY AWAY
  23. I CANíT STAY BEHIND
  24. I DONíT DO NOBODY NOTHINí
  25. I GOT A HOME IN THAT ROCK I, II
  26. I GOT TO STAND THERE BY MYSELF
  27. I LEFí MY HOME A-PRAYINí (ON MY WAY)
  28. I WANT TO MOAN RIGHT ON THAT SHORE
  29. IíLL ANSWER TO MY NAME
  30. IíM A PILGRIM
  31. IíM GONNA LAY DOWN MY LIFE FOR MY LORD
  32. IíM GONNA WALK AROUND IN JERDAN (TELL THE NEWS)
  33. IíM LOOKINí FOR THAT MAN THAT DONíT KNOW JESUS
  34. IíM SO GLAD I GOT MY ĎLIGION IN TIME
  35. ISRAELITES SHOUTINí IN HEAVEN
  36. ITíS COOL DOWN HERE AT THE RIVER JORDAN
  37. JESUS GOINí MAKE MY DYINí BED I, II
  38. JESUS WILL WALK AROUND YOUR BEDSIDE
  39. (JESUS) HE KNOWS
  40. JESUSí BLOOD DONE MADE ME WHOLE
  41. JOB, JOB I, II
  42. JOHN (DONE) SAW THAT NUMBER
  43. JORDAN DEEP AND JORDAN WIDE (IíM GWINE HOME ON THE MORNING TRAIN)
  44. KEEP A-RUNNINíFROM THE FIRE
  45. LONG WAY TO TRAVEL
  46. LOVE COME TWINKLINí DOWN
  47. MIGHTY RIDER
  48. MORE ROOM THERE (RUN HOME, CHILDREN)
  49. MOTHERLESS CHILD SEES A HARD TIME
  50. NEVER HEARD A MAN SPEAK LIKE THIS MAN
  51. NEW BURYINí GROUND
  52. NOBODYíS FAULT BUT MINE
  53. ONE MORNING SOON
  54. POí CHILD
  55. POOR SINNER FARE YOU WELL
  56. PREACHER STANDINí IN DE PULPIT
  57. PURPLE DAY
  58. ROCK Oí JUBILEE
  59. SAMSON
  60. SINNER WILL BE RUNNINí ON THAT GREAT DAY
  61. SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD II
  62. STOOP DOWN AND DRINK
  63. STOP AND TAKE A RIDE
  64. SUN DIDNíT SHINE OUT ON BE-YONDERS MOUNTAIN
  65. THIS HEART Oí MINE
  66. THIS LITTLE LIGHT Oí MINE
  67. TIME HAS MADE A CHANGE
  68. TROUBLE IS HARD
  69. WAITINí ON YOU
  70. WEíLL UNDERSTAND IT BETTER BY AND BY
  71. WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THIS WORLDíS ON FIRE?
  72. WHEN THE GATES SWING OPEN
  73. WHEN MY BLOOD RUNS CHILLER AND COLD
  74. WHYíNíT YOU SHOUT LIKE YOU KNOW YOU BOUND FOR GLORY?
  75. WILL YOU MARCH DOWN
  76. WONíT THAT BE A TIME
  77. YOU GOTS TO MOVE


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Subject: LOMAX SPIRITUALS, GOSPEL, HYMNS NOT POSTED
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Dec 01 - 03:49 PM

  • BORN AGAIN
  • BY-AND-BY
  • DRIVE OLD SATAN AWAY
  • GOT TO LAY DOWN (AND DIE SOMEDAY)
  • HAVE MERCY LORD (not found)
  • IíM GOINí LAY DOWN MY LIFE FOR MY LORD
  • IíM GONNA WALK AROUND IN JORDAN
  • JESUS IS MY ONLY FRIEND
  • JOHAH
  • LORD, DONíT TURN YOUR CHILD AWAY
  • MY GOOD LORD DONE BEEN HERE
  • MY SOUL WANTS SOMETHING NEW
  • O YE PRODIGAL SON
  • PREACHER STANDINí IN DE PULPIT
  • SATAN LOST MY FADERíS KEYS
  • SOMEBODY TOUCHED ME
  • TILL I DIE


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Subject: SPIRITUALS OTHER THAN LOMAX POSTED BY DICHO
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Dec 01 - 03:57 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Lomax Recording Trip Index
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 04 Dec 01 - 04:11 PM

Not all the songs, Joe! Just those that were identified as spirituals. There is still a five-foot shelf of material left in the 1939 trip, on a large variety of subjects.
The site is well worth investigating because loads of ideas are there for the singer, performer, or anyone just plain interested in folk songs and how people change them around. A real portmanteau!
The materials are also a record of a culture that pretty well disappeared just a decade later, with WW II the disruptive agent.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Lomax Recording Trip Index
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Dec 01 - 04:18 PM

You're right, Dicho. There are 686 songs in the Lomax collection. You transcribed 77 of them.
Get back to work.
[grin]
Thanks a lot, Dicho.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Lomax Recording Trip Index
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 04 Dec 01 - 04:25 PM

Notes. A couple listed as not posted, were posted and are on the posted list. My poor editing.
The very popular Jonah (and the Whale) is better represented elsewhere, by a wide spectrum of gospel singers, and the Lomax recording is hard to understand. Not yet in DT!.
Others were fragmentary, not understandable, or offered ideas better presented in other songs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Lomax Recording Trip Index
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Dec 01 - 05:43 PM

Of course these will all appear as clickable links in the African American Spirituals Permathread, too, with the rest of the spirituals posted at Mudcat-- as soon as I get that caught up.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Lomax Recording Trip Index
From: masato sakurai
Date: 04 Dec 01 - 06:46 PM

Joe. Thanks for the list. I've missed some of them.

Dicho. My Tracer is bulging.*BG* I couldn't catch up with your posting.

~Masato


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