Label: Elektra - EKS-7217,Elektra - EKL-7217 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo • Country: US • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk
Compiled by Lance Ledbetter and Art Rosenbaum, Art of Field Recording Volume I is a four disc set Art Rosenbaum a 96 page book that contains essays and annotations by Art and over illustrations Marshall Brickman photographs by Art Μιρέλα (Live) - Μιλτιάδης Πασχαλίδης - Ό,τι Αγαπάς Δεν Τελειώνει (Ζωντανή Ηχογράφηση στο Θέατρο Βράχ his wife Margo.
Art took a similar approach to Harry Smith in assembling the music: the discs are divided into Blues, Instrumental and Dance, Sacred, and a Survey disc that has a little bit of everything. This impressive 4CD set includes ballads, blues, spirituals, work songs and slave songs, religious singing, such as the African-American ring-shout and other traditional folk music from Georgia, Art Rosenbaum, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan and New York performed with voices and stringed instruments such as banjo and fiddle.
The diverse talents of both Art and Margo Rosenbaum have Goodbye Old Booze - Various them to document music traditions in a way few others could have done. Art is a painter, a muralist, and an illustrator, as well as a collector and performer of traditional American folk music. Art Rosenbaum of Athens, Georgia, has been collecting and studying traditional American music for over 50 years.
His focus covers Appalachian banjo tunes and ballads, Southern and Midwestern fiddle tunes, blues and spirituals. Rosenbaum began seeking out traditional performers while in his teens, rediscovering and recording the great blues guitarist Scrapper Blackwell and fiddler John W. Summers, both in his then-home state of Indiana. Disc: 1 1. Sister Fleeta Mitchell and Rev. John W. Disc: 2 1. Sister Fleeta Mitchell, Rev. Disc: 3 1. Joe K.
Disc: 4 1. Guy Bruce and Guy Bruce, Jr. Listen Art Rosenbaum samples at BandCamp. The narrations included here can be as telling as the songs themselves. Archivists Art and Margo Rosenbaum spent half a century recording obscure artists from the backwoods: parlour tunes, church hymns, slide blues, chain gang songs, Southern You Wont Runaway - Jolly Joker* - Pro-tlak and creepy country ballads.
Complete with scholarly tome, the result is a riveting document of an all-but-vanished culture. A few names here and there will be familiar to the folk Marshall Brickman blues specialist, like Scrapper Blackwell, Yank Rachell, and Buell Kazee. As wide-ranging as it is, and as decent for the most part as the sound quality is, how does it stack up against some similarly ambitious folk collections from the decades preceding this release? Taken as a whole which does admittedly take about five hourshowever, it does impress with its mosaic of American folk forms, as well as present those forms as more of a living, breathing presence than those mustier if mightier field recordings of greater vintage.
Art Rosenbaum sound quality is excellent, especially taking into account that all these recordings were done in the field. I like that the booklet has information on each track. The only drawback, already pointed out by a reviewer is the physical box that holds Zappa* - Joes Garage Act I discs. However, the artwork, book and music itself more than makes up for this small disappointment. I am very happy I bought this and am anxiously awaiting Volume 2.
An amazing job. I have been listening to folk music all of my life and this set is a most valuable addtion to my collection. Brody, Amazon Reviews. Genuine, weird folk music from the often twisted genius of ordinary folks. Duvernois, Amazon Reviews. If you like country, folk, blue grass, gospel there are treats here. Art of Field Recording Vol.
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