Songs of Christmas from the Alan Lomax Collection

Songs of Christmas from the Alan Lomax Collection



These recordings were made between 1950 to 1964 by Lomax and his associates and reflect a marvelous cache of songs reflecting the holiday spirit in the folk music traditions gathered from around the world. A wide range of tunes, stories and ceremonies from the Georgia Sea Islands ("Walk Billy Abbot") to Scottish ("Mari Lywd Ceremony") to Olde English (an English Mummer's Christmas play) to Italian revelers ("Capo D'Anno") to Spanish busker musicians ("Aguinaldo") and beyond. An amazing collection of Christmas and holiday cheer from traditions long since relegated to the past.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/15/1998
Label: Rounder Select
UPC: 0011661171923
catalogNumber: 1719

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Seamus Ennis   Vocals,Track Performer
Ewan MacColl   Vocals,Track Performer
Bob Cooper   Track Performer
Bessie Jones   Vocals,Track Performer
Ronald Cooper   Track Performer
David Freeman   Fife
Willis Proctor   Vocals,Track Performer
Ron Copper   Vocals,Track Performer
Trinidadian Cantique Singers   Track Performer
David Thomas   Track Performer
Bob Copper   Track Performer
Norman Edmonds   Track Performer
Georgia Sea Island Singers   Track Performer
Valencia   Track Performer
David Freeman   Fife

Technical Credits

Alan Lomax   Producer,Engineer
Steve Rosenthal   Mastering Producer
Anna L. Chairetakis   Producer
Jeffrey A. Greenberg   Producer
Marion Jacobson   translation

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