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Adventures of a Ballad Hunter


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Adventures of a Ballad Hunter - Lomax, John A, and Lomax, John Nova (Introduction by), and Wood, Anna Lomax (Introduction by)
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In 1908 John Lomax set out on horseback with an Edison phonograph and wax cylinders to record and preserve America's folk music. He spent the next four decades doing some hard travelling and found over 5,000 songs in Arkansas mountain cabins, Mississippi prison farms, New Orleans saloons, Minnesota lumber camps and Texas cattle camps. He discovered ballads, blues, children's songs, fiddle tunes, field hollers, lullabies, play-party songs, religious dramas, spirituals, and work songs and his recordings inspired ...

Adventures of a Ballad Hunter 2017, University of Texas Press

ISBN-13: 9781477313718

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