Roots of the Blues [New World]

Roots of the Blues [New World]

     
 
This fine concept recording by Alan Lomax compares an American and a Senegalese (Africa) holler. It also includes elements of work songs, Black string bands, church music, and other styles that fed into the blues before moving on to early blues styles themselves. The rarity of most of the cuts would make this a gem, even without Lomax's analysis.

Overview

This fine concept recording by Alan Lomax compares an American and a Senegalese (Africa) holler. It also includes elements of work songs, Black string bands, church music, and other styles that fed into the blues before moving on to early blues styles themselves. The rarity of most of the cuts would make this a gem, even without Lomax's analysis.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/08/1992
Label:
New World Records
UPC:
0093228025221
catalogNumber:
80252

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mississippi Fred McDowell   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Bessie Jones   Track Performer
Fannie Davis   Comb,Track Performer
Forest City Joe   Track Performer
Miles Pratcher   Fiddle,Guitar,Track Performer
Bob Pratcher   Fiddle,Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Ed Young   Fife
Rev. Robert Crenshaw   Track Performer
Alex Askew   Track Performer
Ed & Lonnie Young   Track Performer
Lonnie Young   Bass Drums,Vocals
Rose Hemphill   Track Performer
Memphis Congregation Of New Brown's Chapel   Track Performer
Group Of Prisoners   Track Performer
Tangle Eye   Track Performer
Leroy Gary   Track Performer
Leroy Miller   Track Performer
John Dudley   Track Performer
Bakari-Badji   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Alan Lomax   Programming,Producer,Liner Notes
Bob Defrin   Cover Design
Ed Young   Composer
Lonnie Young   Composer

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