Caribbean Sampler: 'Everywhere I found tidal pools and freshets of indigenous music and dance styles. . . . Each island had a treasure of music, potentially unlimited. . . .' --Alan Lomax. From Lomax's remarkable -- and previously unreleased -- recordings, a breathtaking selection, full of surprises. Released for the first time, Alan Lomax's legendary 1962 recordings of the rich and many-stranded musical traditions of the Lesser Antilles and eastern Caribbean: work songs, pass-play and story songs, calypso, East Indian chaupai, and steel band music, reflecting the Central and West African, French, English, Celtic, Spanish and East Indian contributions to Caribbean culture.