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Book: The Land Where The Blues Began (Alan Lomax)

13 Jan 03 - 07:14 PM (#866269)
Subject: 'The Land Where The Blues Began'
From: Stewie

A new paperback edition of Alan Lomax 'The Land Where The Blues Began' was published in November 2002. The book has been out of print for some time. Apparently, this new edition includes a CD.
Those interested can find the details here:

CLICK HERE

--Stewie.


13 Jan 03 - 07:24 PM (#866277)
Subject: RE: 'The Land Where The Blues Began'
From: Stewie

The link above does not appear to work. Go to Amazon.com, select 'Books' and put The Land Where The Blues Began in the search box.

--Stewie.


13 Jan 03 - 07:32 PM (#866283)
Subject: RE: 'The Land Where The Blues Began'
From: masato sakurai

I hope THIS LINK will work. The CD with the same title has been issued separately by Rounder (Info and all the sound clips are HERE).

~Masato


13 Jan 03 - 07:40 PM (#866287)
Subject: RE: 'The Land Where The Blues Began'
From: Tweed

And if some of you have an interest in Blues music and haven't read this work yet, by all means get it! It's very good, and good for your insides too.

Tweed


13 Jan 03 - 07:42 PM (#866290)
Subject: RE: 'The Land Where The Blues Began'
From: Bobert

Thanks, Stewie. Being a bluesman, I'm definately gonna order this one. Oughtta be real interesting considering how many folks Lomax was able to record inside the various penatenturies in the South. Though his style seemed at times somewhat condesending, that is nothing compared to what he accomplished in recording so many folks. We owe him a lot of gratitude, fir sure.

Thanks for the assist, Masato...

Bobert


13 Jan 03 - 08:33 PM (#866319)
Subject: RE: 'The Land Where The Blues Began'
From: Steve Latimer

Good to hear this. I have been looking for this for ahile.


13 Jan 03 - 08:51 PM (#866333)
Subject: RE: 'The Land Where The Blues Began'
From: M.Ted

This is a wonderful book--Lomax had a gift for writing clearly and vividly. That, coupled with his sensitivity to the social and political implications of his subject, make this book worth reading, even for people who aren't blues fans--


14 Jan 03 - 04:24 AM (#866471)
Subject: RE: 'The Land Where The Blues Began'
From: Roger the Skiffler

The Rounder CD is available in the UK (yes, I've ordered it!)but, sadly, the new ed of the book doesn't seem to be yet.

RtS


14 Jan 03 - 10:54 AM (#866721)
Subject: RE: 'The Land Where The Blues Began'
From: Nerd

I've seen the book in the shop, and yes,it looks impressive. The original book is a classic and surely a document of the greatest importance for blues history. There's also a film, BTW, which was in Lomax's American Patchwork series, and has a great collection of performances. Unfortunately, not available on DVD...


15 Jan 03 - 06:22 AM (#867253)
Subject: RE: 'The Land Where The Blues Began'
From: fat B****rd

Absolutely !! great read.


15 Jan 03 - 08:26 AM (#867319)
Subject: RE: 'The Land Where The Blues Began'
From: masato sakurai

The video, which was first released as a PBS Home Video about 10 years ago, is THIS.

~Masato


20 Feb 03 - 09:39 AM (#894225)
Subject: RE: 'The Land Where The Blues Began'
From: Roger the Skiffler

Slight thread creep: article in today's UK Guardian on Lomax, linked to reissue next Monday on CD by Castle Music of American Folk-Blues train. Daren't cut'n'paste it or Agent Offer will take me in for questioning (*BG*) so read it HERE before they take it off-line.

RtS
("Train I ride, 16 coaches long, 16 coaches long")