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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New Pr
Publication date November 1, 2002
Pages 560
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781565847392
ISBN-10 1565847393
Dimensions 1.25 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.90 lbs.
Original list price $23.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Lomax's account of African American oral traditions provides information on such legendary bluesmen as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, and Son House. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
A self-described “song-hunter,” the folklorist Alan Lomax traveled the Mississippi Delta in the 1930’s and ‘40s, armed with primitive recording equipment and a keen love of the Delta’s music heritage. Crisscrossing the towns and hamlets where the blues began, Lomax gave voice to such greats as Leadbelly, Fred MacDowell, Muddy Waters, and many others, all of whom made their debut recordings with him.

The Land Where the Blues Began is Lomax’s “stingingly well-written cornbread-and-moonshine odyssey” (Kirkus Reviews) through America’s musical heartland. Through candid conversations with bluesmen and vivid, firsthand accounts of the landscape where their music was born, Lomax’s “discerning reconstructions . . . give life to a domain most of us can never know . . . one that summons us with an oddly familiar sensation of reverence and dread” (The New York Times Book Review). The Land Where the Blues Began captures the irrepressible energy of soul of people who changed American musical history.

Winner of the 1993 National Critics Circle Award for nonfiction, The Land Where the Blues Began is now available in a handsome new paperback edition.


Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780679404248
 
1 edition from Pantheon Books (May 1, 1993)
9780679404248 | details & prices | 539 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.75 in. | 2.25 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Lomax's account of African American oral traditions provides information on such legendary bluesmen as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, and Son House
Paperback
Book cover for 9780385312851 Book cover for 9781565847392
 
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from New Pr (November 1, 2002)
9781565847392 | details & prices | 560 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.90 lbs | List price $23.95
About: Lomax's account of African American oral traditions provides information on such legendary bluesmen as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, and Son House.
Reprint edition from Delta (January 1, 1995)
9780385312851 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Lomax's account of African American oral traditions provides information on such legendary bluesmen as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, and Son House

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