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Alan Lomax - Blues Songbook

(
Rounder Records
2003
)

The Blues Songbook presents some of the most original, diverse, and exciting blues Alan Lomax ever recorded. Chosen from over five decades of field recordings, this collection encompasses the famous: Son House, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Blind Willie McTell and the obscure: Cecil Augusta, Ozella Jones; blues from the city: Howlin Wolf; the country: Skip James; and the prison: Tangle Eye, on a double CD set that includes previously unreleased tracks and features digital transfers using DSD technology.