SORM Playlist #15-21: The Alan Lomax Legacy
(airing the week starting 5-20-15)

This week we conclude our two part feature noting Alan Lomax’s 100th birthday with some music recorded in the late 1950’s from Almeda Riddle, E.C. Ball and Bessie Jones and the Sea Island Singers. We’ll also hear some of the earliest recordings of Muddy Waters and Son House and an interview with Jelly Roll Morton. We’ll include a selection from Blues in the Mississippi Night recorded in 1947 with Memphis Slim, Big Bill Broonzy and Sonny Boy Williamson. The program concludes with 3 selections from the Sounds of the South series recorded for Atlantic Records in 1959 on some brand new stereo recording equipment.


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Artist / “Title” / CD / Label

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

Hobart Smith / “The Devil’s Dream” / Blue Ridge Legacy / Rounder
Almeda Riddle / “Hangman Tree” / Southern Journey Vol 5: Bad Man
         Ballads / Rounder
Estil C. Ball / “Poor Ellen Smith” / Southern Journey Vol 2:
        Ballads and Breakdowns / Rounder
Neil Morris / “Music Has No End” / Southern Journey Vol 7: Ozark
        Frontier / Rounder
Neil Morris / “The Irish Soldier and the English Lady” / Southern
        Journey Vol 7: Oxark Frontier / Rounder
Bessie Jones and the Sea Island Singers / “Sheep, Sheep, Don’tcha
        Know the Road” / Southern Journey Vol 6: Don’tcha Know the Road / Rounder

Muddy Waters / “Country Blues” / The Complete Plantation Recordings
        / MCA-Chess
Muddy Waters / “Interview #1”/ The Complete Plantation / MCA-Chess
Son House / “Walking Blues” / The Complete Library of Congress
        Recordings / Travelin’ Man
Hobart Smith / “Rocky Mountain” / Blue Ridge Legagcy / Rounder

Memphis Slim, Big Bill Broonzy and Sonny Boy Williamson / “Life
        is Like That” & Long Meter Hymn and Long Meter Hymn” / Blues in the Mississippi Night / Ryko
Jelly Roll Morton / “The Story of Alabama Bound” / The Library of
        Congress Recordings by Alan Lomax / Rounder

Lonnie Young, Ed Young & Lonnie Young, Jr / “Chevrolet” / Sounds of
        the South Vol 2 / Atlantic
Wade Ward, Charlie Higgins & Charley Poe / “Paddy on the Turnpike” /
        Sounds of the South Vol 4 / Atlantic
Mrs. Mary Lee and Congregation / “Jesus Is Real to Me” / Sounds
        of the South Vol 3 / Atlantic
Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer” / Songs of Hope and Struggle /

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