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Wanting Help finding a Lomax Recording

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GUEST,JSears 27 Jan 20 - 02:57 PM
gillymor 27 Jan 20 - 03:33 PM
GUEST,JSears 27 Jan 20 - 03:47 PM
gillymor 27 Jan 20 - 03:54 PM
Thomas Stern 27 Jan 20 - 05:26 PM
Helen 27 Jan 20 - 05:34 PM
Bill D 27 Jan 20 - 06:01 PM
Hagman 27 Jan 20 - 07:48 PM
Thomas Stern 27 Jan 20 - 09:58 PM
GUEST,Hootenanny 28 Jan 20 - 07:49 AM
gillymor 28 Jan 20 - 08:13 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 28 Jan 20 - 08:16 AM
GUEST 28 Jan 20 - 01:52 PM
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Subject: Origins: Wanting Help finding a Lomax Recording
From: GUEST,JSears
Date: 27 Jan 20 - 02:57 PM

Hello,

A few months ago, I was listening to some old blues music and I came across a cool album recorded by Alan Lomax I believe. I read about it on wikipedia and it said that it was recorded in a cheap hotel by a railroad track and during the recording you can hear the train go by. The article I read said that this enhanced the experience of the album.

Now I am trying to find out who this was but I am not having luck. I thought at first it was the Blind Willie McTell session but I do not believe it is.

Any help is good help!!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Wanting Help finding a Lomax Recording
From: gillymor
Date: 27 Jan 20 - 03:33 PM

Is it the one that contains Muddy Waters doing "Country Blues" at Stovall Plantation in the early 40's and includes tracks by Son House, Honeyboy Edwards and other Mississippi bluesmen?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Wanting Help finding a Lomax Recording
From: GUEST,JSears
Date: 27 Jan 20 - 03:47 PM

If I remember correctly it was just one artist. Probably a 20 minute session? It was definitely a Mississippi/Delta Blues Guitarist.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Wanting Help finding a Lomax Recording
From: gillymor
Date: 27 Jan 20 - 03:54 PM

There are some very knowledgeable blues enthusiasts that hang out here, maybe one of them will turn up. Good luck.


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Subject: RE: Wanting Help finding a Lomax Recording
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 27 Jan 20 - 05:26 PM

SON HOUSE & J.d.Short on Folkways.


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Subject: RE: Wanting Help finding a Lomax Recording
From: Helen
Date: 27 Jan 20 - 05:34 PM

Hi JSears,

Do you know the name of any of the songs? That might help to narrow down the specific recording you are looking for.

Did you hear the recording on the radio? If so, do you remember the radio station you were listening to because you could contact them for more information.

If it wasn't on the radio, how did you hear the recording?

Any more information is always helpful.

I'm not a blues expert but there are plenty of people here who might have the answer for you.

If an old friend of mine was still on the planet I could have asked him. He was a huge blues fan and very knowledgeable. I reckon I would barely finish the sentence and he would tell me the answer with lots of accompanying facts as well. I miss him. Clever bloke.


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Subject: RE: Wanting Help finding a Lomax Recording
From: Bill D
Date: 27 Jan 20 - 06:01 PM

I have a couple of his blues recording as MP3s, but neither sounds like what you mention.

"Roots of the Blues"

"Deep River of Song... Saints & Sinners"

Both are of various artists.


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Subject: RE: Wanting Help finding a Lomax Recording
From: Hagman
Date: 27 Jan 20 - 07:48 PM

The Blind Willie McTell LOC recordings were done by John Lomax, weren't they?

Have searched the Alan Lomax biography by Szwerd and have come up fruitless.


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Subject: RE: Wanting Help finding a Lomax Recording
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 27 Jan 20 - 09:58 PM

19 blues recordings from Mississippi Delta bluesman Son House recorded in 1941-42. He's on guitar & vocals, joined by Willie Brown, Fiddlin' Joe Martin & Leory Williams. A portion of this was recorded at Klack's Store, Lake Cormorant, Mississippi. You'll hear occasional railway noises in the background, as the store, which had the electricity necessary for the recording, was close to a branch-line between the lake & Robinsonville, which is where the remaining titles were recorded.
Track Listings
Disc: 1
1. Levee Camp Blues
2. Government Fleet Blues
3. Walking Blues
4. Shetland Pony Blues
5. Fo' Clock Blues
6. Camp Hollers
7. Delta Blues
8. Special Rider Blues
9. Special Rider Blues
10. Low Down Dirty Dog Blues
11. Depot Blues
12. The Key of Minor
13. American Defense
14. Am I Right or Wrong
15. Walking Blues
16. Country Farm Blues
17. The Pony Blues
18. The Jinx Blues, Pt. 1
19. The Jinx Blues, Pt. 2


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Subject: RE: Wanting Help finding a Lomax Recording
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 28 Jan 20 - 07:49 AM

Thomas Stern beat me to it. I am sure that the track you are looking for is one of he above.


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Subject: RE: Wanting Help finding a Lomax Recording
From: gillymor
Date: 28 Jan 20 - 08:13 AM

Here's an Amazon link the recording Thomas is referring to-

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You can listen to it on Spotify.


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Subject: RE: Wanting Help finding a Lomax Recording
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 28 Jan 20 - 08:16 AM

A browse of the Alan Lomax archive may shed some light?


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Subject: RE: Wanting Help finding a Lomax Recording
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jan 20 - 01:52 PM

Thanks guys!! It must have been the Son House one!


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