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Music Review: Various Artists – ‘Roll and Go: Chanteys and Sailor Songs From Grenada’

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A fascinating collection of songs which gives a glimpse into a way of life possibly dating back to colonial times. Read More »

Music Review: Various Artists – Singing at the Ship Inn: Alan Lomax’s 1953 Blaxhall Recordings

Another collection from the great archivist Alan Lomax's British folk recordings. Read More »

DVD Review: Ballads, Blues and Bluegrass

Ballads Blues & Bluegrass packs lots of great folk music from 1961 into a fairly short film. Read More »

Music DVD Review: Ballads, Blues, and Bluegrass

Fascinating DVD of a show in Alan Lomax's Greenwich Village apartment in 1961. Read More »

DVD Review: Ballads, Blues & Bluegrass: A Film By Alan Lomax

No modern unplugged concert you've seen can match watching these great musicians hanging out in the casual atmosphere of Lomax's living room. Read More »

Music Review: The Georgia Sea Island Singers – Join The Band

This is not just a link to history, but a living, breathing example of a distinct culture. Read More »

Music Review: Various Artists – Whaur The Pig Gaed On The Spree: Scottish Recordings By Alan Lomax, 1951-1957

Whaur the Pig Gaed on the Spree is a rare chance for the listener to hear authentic 1950s Scottish music. Read More »

In Passing: David “Honeyboy” Edwards (1915-2011)

One of the last of the Delta Bluesmen passes away at age 96. Read More »

Music Review: Hamper McBee – The Good Old Fashioned Way

The legend of Hamper McBee emerges from the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee. Read More »