:: Title :: Commentary on Cotton Mather, rattlesnakes, and Springfield Mountain by Alan Lomax
:: Genre :: commentary, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Texas City (Galveston County), Texas (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., Anglo-American
:: Session :: Alan Lomax as performer III
:: Date :: 4/19/1969
:: Reference Information :: T9000.0, Track 13 (00:02:08)
:: 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 explains the history of the first popular American ballad, which is about a rattlesnake, an emblematic creature who also appeared on the first American flag with the motto: "Don't Tread on Me." "We are a snake-bit people."
:: Collection :: Miscellaneous Recordings 1950-1990

 

 

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