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Shreveport Sounds in Black and White

Kip Lornell and Tracey E. W. Laird (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110416
eISBN:
9781604733037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110416.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

To borrow words from Stan “The Record Man” Lewis, Shreveport, Louisiana, is one of America’s most important “regional-sound cities.” Its musical distinctiveness has been shaped by individuals and ... More


Adventures of a Ballad Hunter: John Lomax and the Pursuit of Black Folk Culture

Catherine A. Stewart

in Long Past Slavery: Representing Race in the Federal Writers' Project

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626260
eISBN:
9781469628295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626260.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter looks at folk song collector John Lomax, who served as the FWP’s first folklore editor and directed the Ex-Slave Project. A master of self-promotion, Lomax popularized the image of white ... More


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