:: Title :: Commentary on the American propensity for violence 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 19 (00:01:53)
:: 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 talks about the roughness of American people and the meanness of them. He introduces a song from the American Revolution, written from the perspective of a British soldier who was killed in the war. Alan Lomax makes a comparison to the Vietnam war.
:: Collection :: Miscellaneous Recordings 1950-1990

 

 

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