Deep River of Song: Virginia and the Piedmont

Deep River of Song: Virginia and the Piedmont

by Alan Lomax
     
 
Deep River of Song: Virgina and the Piedmont collects Alan Lomax field recordings of descendents of Virginia slaves and songs from the racially diverse Piedmont region, where free African-Americans and whites often played music together. Tracks such as Jimmie Strothers' "I Used to Work on a Tractor,"

Overview

Deep River of Song: Virgina and the Piedmont collects Alan Lomax field recordings of descendents of Virginia slaves and songs from the racially diverse Piedmont region, where free African-Americans and whites often played music together. Tracks such as Jimmie Strothers' "I Used to Work on a Tractor," James Wilson's "Walk Down, Devils," Robert Higgins' "Prison Blues," and Willie Williams' "Boll Weevil" trace the development of African-American music, including work songs, spirituals, minstrel tunes, and acoustic blues from the antebellum era to the 20th century. The album also features digital remastering and thorough liner notes, reflecting the care put into the entire series of Lomax recordings.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/13/2000
Label:
Rounder Select
UPC:
0011661182721
catalogNumber:
1827

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alan Lomax   Primary Artist
Josh White   Guitar
Golden Gate Quartet   Track Performer
James Wilson   Vocals
R. Brown   Vocals
Brownie McGhee   Vocals
Robert Higgins   Track Performer
Sonny Terry   Harmonica,Vocals
Blind Joe Taggart   Guitar,Vocals
Willie Johnson   Leader,Baritone
Henry Owens   Tenor (Vocal)
Clyde Riddick   Tenor (Vocal)
Joe Lee   Track Performer
Ed Lewis   Vocals
Jimmie Strothers   Track Performer
Lemuel Jones   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Alan Lomax   Producer,Compilation Research
Pete Lowry   Compilation Research
Steve Rosenthal   Mastering Producer
Kip Lornell   Liner Notes
Harold Spivacke   Producer

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