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Alan Lomax Radio

In 1997, Rounder Records introduced The Alan Lomax Collection, a multi-CD set of recordings spanning the folklorist's six-decades of recording in the U.S., Haiti, the Caribbean and Europe. Listen to a streaming radio sampler from Rounder's anthology.

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Song Selections

  1. "Darling Corey"
    Performed by Alan Lomax
    Previously Unreleased
  2. "Wonder What's the Matter"
    Performed by Lightnin' Washington & Group
    Alan Lomax Collection (Rounder 1826)
  3. "Jim and John"
    Performed by Ed Young and Others
    Southern Highway Volume 3, (Rounder 1703)
  4. "The Cuckoo"
    Performed by Jean Ritchie
    Previously Unreleased
  5. "Thug M Gaol Dhuit"
    Performed by Calum Johnson
    World Library Scotland, (Rounder 1743)
  6. "Tartantella"
    Performed by Michelle Borgese and Guiseppe Velardo
    Italian Series: Calabria, (Rounder 1803)
  7. "La Partenza"
    Performed by Longshoremen of Genoa
    Lomax Collection Sampler, (Rounder 1700)

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What was once an ancient tropical garden of immense color and variety is in danger of being replaced by a comfortable but sterile and sleep-inducing system of cultural super-highways — with just one type of diet and one available kind of music.”

— Alan Lomax, "Saga of Solksong Hunter." HiFi Stereo Review, May 1960.

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