The Library of Congress (U.S. default national library) has announced that they have made available to the public the 1934 Louisiana recordings made by John and Alan Lomax. The song index page lists title and performer by parish of origin; parish is what we call counties in Louisiana. Within each parish are the performer’s name and the song. These are not downloads; there is an embedded player for listening. There’s also am image of the index card used to record and track the recording. And there are way more recordings here than what we’ve heard in the two commercial releases, so this is very exciting news for fans and musicians. Go and be inspired!
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