This CD is the soundtrack to Alan Lomax's acclaimed book of the same name. Here is an unforgettable tour of the haunted landscape that gave birth to the blues, a story told through the work of such legendary figures as Muddy Waters and Fred McDowell, as well as in the work songs, field hollers, hymns, ballads, fife-and-drum music, sermons, stories, and barroom toasts chronicled in the book. Recorded between 1933 and 1959 by Alan Lomax, Lewis Jones, John W. Work, John A. Lomax, and Herbert Halpert. Remastered to 24-bit digital from the original metal and acetate discs, and the original paper and acetate-backed tape recordings.
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