Deep River of Song: Bahamas 1935 (volume 2): Ring Games and Round Dances
CAT # 82161-1832-2
1. War Down the Line 2:11 2. Hallie, Rock 2:02 3. Sail, Gal 4. Sailin' in the Boat 1:07 5. Little Sally Water 1:21 6. Sand Gone in My Cuckoo-Eye 2:07 7. Oh, Tilla 1:53 8. The Devil Roll Like Thunder 2:21 9. The Wind Blow East 2:12 10. Biddy, Biddy 1:47 11. Auntie Dinah 2:15 12. Evalina 2:04 13. Oh, Mama, Red-Eye 14. Congo Dance 2:11 15. No Lazy Man 2:03 16. The Mail 2:12 17. All Day, All Night Long 2:19 18. Bimini Gal 2:21 19. Abaco is a Pretty Place 2:24 20. Wasp Bite Nobi on Her Conch-Eye 2:10 21. Don't You Hurry Worry with Me 2:06 22. Delia Gone 3:09 23. Woman is a Nation 2:04 24. Married Woman is a Secret Murder 2:30 25. Slide, Mongoose, Slide 2:34 26. Oh, Baby, Lick it Up 1:51 27. Bellamina 3:29 28. The Greyhound Boat/Round and Round the Barroom 3:56 29. Raw Rum, Gin and Toddy 1:57
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Bahamas 1935, Volume 2: Ring Games and Round Dances This second volume of the earliest field recordings made in the Bahamas brings together ring games, sung with handclapping and drum accompaniment, and round dances, performed by a string band. 'Here is an amazing wealth of brief but perfect melodies, playfully rhythmicized in the African manner and harmonized in ways that are as unique as they are moving. The folk songs of the Bahamas are as limpid and charming, as full of light and delightful movement as the endlessly lovely gold and turquoise seas that bathe the shores of these islands.' -Alan Lomax Deep River of Song African-American field recordings made for the Library of Congress from 1933 to 1946, a transformative period when black singers of the South and the Caribbean created a new musical language and thousands of brilliant songs that would captivate people throughout the world. The Alan Lomax Collection The Alan Lomax Collection gathers together the American, European, and Caribbean field recordings, world music compilations, and ballad operas of writer, folklorist, and ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax. Recorded in 1935 by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle. Remastered to 20-bit digital from the original metal and acetate field recordings. Contains previously unreleased recordings.
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