South Carolina: Got the Keys to the Kingdom The Gullah enclave of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, was home to a distinctive tradition of unaccompanied spirituals and work songs that the Lomaxes recorded onto aluminum and acetate discs in the 1930s. Included with them here are children's songs and songs from the parallel traditions that thrived in the state prison system. 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 between 1934 and 1939 by John A. Lomax, Ruby T. Lomax, and Alan Lomax. Remastered to 20-bit digital from the original metal and acetate field recordings. All recordings are previously unreleased.
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