Southern States--AL, AR, GA, KY, MS, TN, VA--1959-1960
Alan Lomax's 1959 field trip with English singer Shirley Collins provides a fresh look at the American South, including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. Lomax spent most of the 1950s in Europe, self-exiled as a result of his political beliefs. The historic "Southern Journey" produced numerous sound recordings of Fred McDowell, Almeda Riddle, Vera Ward Hall, and many other legendary performers.
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