Series/Alan Lomax Recordings

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Series: Alan Lomax Recordings

A collection of compilations featuring recordings by musicologist Alan Lomax.

The Alan Lomax Collection

Currently some are under the artist The Alan Lomax Collection, which should be cleared by moving releases to VA, and tracks that cannot be identified to [unknown].

Caribbean Voyage

"...anthologizes Alan Lomax’s 1962 recordings of the rich and many-stranded musical traditions of the Lesser Antilles and Eastern Caribbean. Work songs, pass-play songs, story songs, calypso, ritual music, East Indian chaupai, cocoa lute, string bands, tambu-bambu, and steel band music..." - Cultural Equity

Deep River of Song

"...African-American field recordings made for the Library of Congress from 1933 to 1946, a transformative period when black singers of the South and the Bahamas created a new musical language that would captivate people all over the world." - Cultural Equity

  1. Alabama: From Lullabies to Blues
  2. Bahamas 1935: Chanteys and Anthems from Andros and Cat Island
  3. Bahamas 1935, Volume 2: Ring Games and Round Dances
  4. Big Brazos: Texas Prison Recordings, 1933 and 1934
  5. Black Texicans: Balladeers and Songsters of the Texas Frontier
  6. Black Appalachia: String Bands, Songsters and Hoedowns
  7. Georgia: I'm Gonna Make You Happy
  8. Louisiana: Catch That Train and Testify!
  9. Mississippi: The Blues Lineage: Musical Geniuses of the Fields, Levees and Jukes
  10. Mississippi: Saints & Sinners: From Before the Blues & Gospel
  11. South Carolina: Got the Keys to the Kingdom
  12. Virginia and the Piedmont: Minstrelsy, Work Songs, and Blues

Italian Treasury

"In 1954, Alan Lomax and Diego Carpitella set out on a six-months’ voyage of discovery that resulted in an far-reaching documentation of Italian folk music." - Cultural Equity

  1. Calabria
  2. Emilia-Romagna
  3. Puglia: The Salento
  4. Sicily

Southern Journey

"...Alan Lomax made his “Southern Journey” in 1959–60, returning to the rural South (after 10 years abroad) and rediscovering its still-vital traditions." - Cultural Equity

  1. Voices From the American South
  2. Ballads and Breakdowns
  3. 61 Highway Mississippi
  4. Brethren, We Meet Again
  5. Bad Man Ballads
  6. Sheep, Sheep, Don'Tcha Know the Road?
  7. Ozark Frontier
  8. Velvet Voices
  9. Harp of a Thousand Strings
  10. And Glory Shone Around
  11. Honor the Lamb
  12. Georgia Sea Islands
  13. Earliest Times

The Spanish Recordings

  1. Aragón & València
  2. Galicia

World Library of Folk and Primitive Music

  1. France
  2. India
  3. Ireland
  4. Romania


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