:: Title :: Commentary on bad man ballads 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, Oklahoma
:: Session :: Alan Lomax as performer III
:: Date :: 4/19/1969
:: Reference Information :: T9000.0, Track 23 (00:00:58)
:: 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 that "bad men" ballads are a phenomenon resulting from social discontent. He introduces a bad man ballad from Oklahoma.
:: Collection :: Miscellaneous Recordings 1950-1990

 

 

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