Southern Mosaic the John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States recording trip / from the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

A 1939 ethnographic field collection that includes nearly 700 sound recordings, as well as photographic prints, fieldnotes, dust jackets, and other manuscripts documenting a trip through the southern United States collecting folksongs. Beginning in Port Aransas, Texas on March 31, 1939, and ending a...

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Corporate Authors: American Folklife Center., Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program.
Other Authors: Lomax, John Avery, 1867 1948., Lomax, Ruby T.
Format: Book Government Document
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. : American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1999-
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Summary:A 1939 ethnographic field collection that includes nearly 700 sound recordings, as well as photographic prints, fieldnotes, dust jackets, and other manuscripts documenting a trip through the southern United States collecting folksongs. Beginning in Port Aransas, Texas on March 31, 1939, and ending at the Library of Congress on June 14, 1939, John Avery Lomax, Honorary Consultant and Curator of the Archive of American Folk Song (now the Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center), and his wife, Ruby Terrill Lomax, recorded approximately 25 hours of music from more than 300 performers. These recordings represent a broad spectrum of musical styles, including ballads, blues, children's songs, cowboy songs, fiddle tunes, field hollers, lullabies, play-party songs, religious dramas, spirituals, and work songs.
A 1939 ethnographic field collection that includes nearly 700 sound recordings, as well as photographic prints, fieldnotes, dust jackets, and other manuscripts documenting a trip through the southern United States collecting folksongs. Beginning in Port Aransas, Texas on March 31, 1939, and ending at the Library of Congress on June 14, 1939, John Avery Lomax, Honorary Consultant and Curator of the Archive of American Folk Song (now the Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center), and his wife, Ruby Terrill Lomax, recorded approximately 25 hours of music from more than 300 performers. These recordings represent a broad spectrum of musical styles, including ballads, blues, children's songs, cowboy songs, fiddle tunes, field hollers, lullabies, play-party songs, religious dramas, spirituals, and work songs.
Item Description:Title from home page ; description based on the display of May 24, 2000.
Format:Mode of access: Internet.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and discography.