The Land Where the Blues Began

Alan Lomax Collection

The Land Where the Blues Began
  • CAT # 82161-1861-2

    1. Four O' Clock Flower Blues 3:53
    3. Walking Blues 6:42
    4. When I Lay My Burden Down 3:25
    5. Strange Things Happening in the Land 3:43
    6. Missionary Sermon by J.H. Terrell 2:08
    7. Rock Daniel 2:31
    8. Satisfied 1:04
    9. I'm a Soldier in the Army of the Lord 3:18
    10. Sermon: Hell is a Place 4:20
    11. The Preacher and the Bear 1:29
    12. Mississippi Sounding Calls 2:52
    13. Roustabout Song 1:00
    14. The Toast to Bud Doggett
    15. Interview with Willie "61" Blackwell
    16. Rosie 2:45
    17. Early In The Mornin' 4:42
    18. I'm Goin' Home - Bama 2:05
    19. Go Down, Old Hannah 2:38
    20. John Henry 3:14
    21. Emmaline, Take Your Time 2:18
    22. Jim and John 2:12
    23. Shake 'Em on Down 2:38
    24. Wind Howling Blues 3:14
    25. Country Blues 2:18
    26. Black, Brown and White 2:18
    27. Life is Like That 2:55
    28. She Lived Her Life Too Fast 3:23

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This CD is the soundtrack to Alan Lomax's acclaimed book of the same name. Here is an unforgettable tour of the haunted landscape that gave birth to the blues, a story told through the work of such legendary figures as Muddy Waters and Fred McDowell, as well as in the work songs, field hollers, hymns, ballads, fife-and-drum music, sermons, stories, and barroom toasts chronicled in the book. Recorded between 1933 and 1959 by Alan Lomax, Lewis Jones, John W. Work, John A. Lomax, and Herbert Halpert. Remastered to 24-bit digital from the original metal and acetate discs, and the original paper and acetate-backed tape recordings.

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