:: Title :: Commentary on Go Down Old Hannah and Hobart Smith by Alan Lomax
:: Genre :: personal narrative, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Texas City (Galveston County), Texas (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., Anglo-American, Appalachian
:: Session :: Alan Lomax as performer III
:: Date :: 4/19/1969
:: Reference Information :: T9000.0, Track 11 (00:02:33)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - A lecture and song performance given by Alan Lomax in Texas City, Texas, on April 19, 1969. Lomax illustrates the development of American folk music through New England hymns to black spirituals and bad man ballads. The recording was given to Lomax by Robert P. Shinn.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Alan Lomax felt that these songs outranked Beethoven, Wagner, or anybody else. Alan Lomax tells an anectdote about how his friend Hobart Smith decided he wanted to be a folk singer.
:: Collection :: Miscellaneous Recordings 1950-1990

 

 

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