Stories about attempts at censorship by venues seem to turn up with disturbing regularity these days. Last fall I pointed out this article (prompted I think by stories circulating on various folkvenu email list). Now comes this article in the Lafayette Independent about The Mammals being asked not to preform their song The Bush Boys at the Festival International.Read More Add a Comment
The Alan Lomax archive is placing an extensive collection of field recordings and photos by Alan Lomax online at www.lomaxarchive.com. While the available material is broad it provides only 40 second samples of the audio recordings. To access the site you need to create an acount and sign off on a (185 line!) user agreement.
Currently seven collections are online with more to come: Texas Gladden & Hobart Smith 1946; Calypso Concert 1946; Mississippi Prison Recordings 1947 and 1948; Big Bill Broonzy 1952; Southern Journey US 1959 and 1960; Hally Wood 1960; and Central Park Concert 1965.
You could also check out Rounder Records commercial release’s of Lomax’s recordings.Read More Add a Comment