Songbook Series

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Alan Lomax - Popular Songbook

Notes by Jeffrey A. Greenberg

The Alan Lomax Popular Songbook brings together for the first time the original field recordings of the best-known songs recorded by folklorists John and Alan Lomax. Later made popular by artists such as Moby, Bob Dylan, The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Byrds, Eric Clapton, Steve Miller, Miles Davis, Grand Funk Railroad, The Beach Boys, Little Feat, Robert Palmer, The Animals and many more, these songs laid the foundation of the roots music explosion of the 1960s and beyond. Contains a previously unreleased version of one of the earliest recordings of ‘House of the Rising Son.’ 24 bit remastering by Bob Ludwig (CD, SACD) and Adam Ayan (SACD).

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Alan Lomax - Blues Songbook

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.