...or more acurately: dance tonight at home, just like at the barn parties ! Thanks to recorded fiddle tunes with calls and the WLS National Barn Dance artists.
John Lomax was the first to record folk songs in the wild in the early 10's. He opened the way for many other folklorists and ethnomusicologists around the world, desperate to save local cultures that could quickly disapear.
John Lomax, pioneer in field recording and in preservation of American folk songs, travelled with his son Alan through southern states of the US in 1933, to collect folk songs of the Afro-american people. This was as essential for the preservation of a whole culture, as totally new.
There is not much to celebrate: one year of work isn't that important. Though I wanted to look back at the records I wanted to own when I started collecting, or at those wich gave me the will to collect.
As one of the most important song in Jazz history, Dipper Mouth Blues was played and recorded many times over the years. The versions slightly changed from one recording to another, so did the credits...
Jazz and Country are not usually coupled together...
A few of the many sides of Tommy Dorsey on V-Disc. Some were released for the first time, but not all.