SORM Playlist #15-20: The Alan Lomax Legacy
(airing the week starting 5-13-15)

Alan Lomax would have turned 100 this past January. On the next two editions of The Sing Out! Radio Magazine we look back on his career of folk song collecting and recording. This week we’ll hear some of earliest recordings made for the Library of Congress with his father John Lomax. We’ll hear some of the earliest field recordings of Lead Belly along with Aunt Molly Jackson, Pete Steele and a long form interview with Woody Guthrie. We’ll also hear some wonderful singing from the Sacred Harp, a track lining song and some vintage Cajun music from New Iberia, Louisiana.


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Artist / “Title” / CD / Label

Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer” / Songs Of Hope And Struggle /

Luther Strong / “Rickett’s Hornpipe” / American Fiddle Tunes / Rounder
Lead Belly / “Western Cowboy” / Deep River of Song: Black Texicans / Rounder
Allen Prothero / “Track Lining Song” / Negro Work Songs and Calls / Rounder
Elita, Mary and Ella Hoffpauir / “Sis Ans Sur Mer” / The Louisiana
        Recordings: Cajun and Creole Music / Rounder
Jesse Wadley with John Wadley, Will Jones and Felix Davenport / “The Longest Train I Ever Saw” Deep River of Song: Georgia / Rounder

Aunt Molly Jackson / “Roll On Buddy” / Railroad Songs and Ballads / Rounder
Pete Steele / “Pretty Polly” / Anglo American Ballads Vol. 1 / Rounder
Alabama Sacred Harp Singing Convention / Sherburne” / Sacred Harp
         Singing / Rounder
Brownie McGee and Sonny Terry / “Red Cross Store” / Deep River of Song: Black Appalachia Rounder
Wayne Perry / “Old Joe Clark” / American Fiddle Tunes / Rounder

Woody Guthrie / “Walking Down That Railroad Line-Pretty Boy Floyd” / Library of Congress Recordings / Rounder

Deacon Tom Jones, Rev. C.H. Savage and group / “If I Had My Way” /
        Deep River of Song: Mississippi-Saints and Sinners
Lily May Ledford and Pete Seeger / “Sugar Babe” / The Martins and
        the Coys / Rounder

Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer” / Songs of Hope and Struggle /

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