Alan Lomax and Friends - Field Recording joy.

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Alan Lomax Collection Sampler
1.  Alan Lomax Collection Sampler by Alan Lomax
The list author says:
  "Alan Lomax was a genius in the world of field recording. This is a superb introduction to his work. Moving and magnificent recordings spanning the world, provoking new enquiries, opening the mind."
£25.48   Used & New from: £15.00

Bush Taxi Mali: Field CD
2.  Bush Taxi Mali: Field CD by V/A
The list author says:
  "There's nothing of great historical significance here, just Tucker Martine wandering round Mali in 1998, recording everything from snatches of radio to the sound of Dogon Country at night. Beautiful!"
£28.00   Used & New from: £27.87

The Secret Museum Of Mankind Volume 2 - Ethnic Music Classics 1925-1948
3.  The Secret Museum Of Mankind Volume 2 - Ethnic Music Classics 1925-1948 by The Secret Museum Of Mankind (Series)
The list author says:
  "Sublime recordings from the early part of the 20th century. The stand out is the hilarious 'Old Time Cat 'o' nine' by calypso master Lord Invader. There's loads of other magnificent performances."
£14.45   Used & New from: £7.36

Music At Matt Molloy's
4.  Music At Matt Molloy's by Various Artists
The list author says:
  "Rich and raw Irish music recorded in ex-chieftan Matt Malloy's pub. The ambiance is electric with glasses breaking, cheering and musicians chattering as they play. Some heart-achingly beautiful tracks"
Used & New from: £3.45
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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The Spirit Cries
5.  The Spirit Cries by The World (Rykodisc/Mickey Hart Series)
The list author says:
  "Rain Forest tribes singing, drumming and dancing. This is part of an expedition undertaken by the Library of Congress. An utterly spellbinding set of recordings from a place where music is everything."
£4.15   Used & New from: £0.87

Music for the Gods
6.  Music for the Gods by The World (Rykodisc/Mickey Hart Series)
The list author says:
  "Gloriously rich trance music from Gamelan orchestras, dance ensembles and master musicians. Listening to this, it's easy to see how this music inspired John Cage."
£15.95   Used & New from: £6.98
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Italian Treasury: the Trallaleri of Genoa
7.  Italian Treasury: the Trallaleri of Genoa by Alan Lomax
The list author says:
  "Alan Lomax again. These polyphonic styles of singing just don't exist in Italy any more. Partenza is astonishing, I couldn't believe what I was hearing the first time I put this track on."
£28.95   Used & New from: £23.24

The Land Where the Blues Began
8.  The Land Where the Blues Began by Alan Lomax
The list author says:
  "The master again, documenting his, at the time, very dangerous trips to record African-American musicians. Heart-breaking and inspiring, this is magnificent writing."
£15.29   Used & New from: £8.50
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Alan Lomax: Selected Writings, 1934-1997
9.  Alan Lomax: Selected Writings, 1934-1997 by Alan Lomax
The list author says:
  "Contains various essays and writings from Lomax. Veers from very academic and dry in some essays, to passion-filled passages about song collecting in Spain and despatches from Voodoo ceremonies."
Used & New from: £23.59

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Songcatchers: In Search of the World's Music
10.  Songcatchers: In Search of the World's Music by Mickey Hart
The list author says:
  "Mickey Hart is passionate about preserving fast-vanishing musics from the world over, here he chronicles the stories of the people who travelled the world in their efforts to document and capture song"
£18.19   Used & New from: £2.56

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Last updated: 03/11/2004
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