Old time jubilees, formal hymns, gospel songs and southern quartet music recorded for the Mother’s Best Flour radio show in 1951.
One of a group of five LPs offering a complete chronological retrospective of this twentieth-century genius, from his breakthrough in 1946, till his death five years later, at 29.
An entertaining haul of recordings from 1948-9, when Hank was working the Louisiana Hayride — mostly the songs of other artists, and including several KWKH radio specials.
Stuffed: a 1971 documentary; a 1969 filmed performance of Delusion Of The Fury; something from Revelation In The Courthouse Park from 1961; various hippies; and Partch himself, at 72, ranting and raving.
His Euripidean magnum opus. ‘Religious rituals with a strong sexual element are not unknown to our culture.’ The 1987 Music Theater production, with Partch instruments like the Diamond Marimba and the Spoils Of War.
Originally released as a short-run private press LP in 1965, this is an American Primitive guitar classic.
Lomax’s first recording of Blind Sid in August 1942, near Sledge, Mississippi, where the Hemphill band was appearing at a country picnic.
Vintage stoner folk that lives up to the legend. Features Thicker Than A Smokey as covered by Six Organs Of Admittance. Back in on vinyl, with the CD bonus tracks included as a seven-inch.
Recording aged sixty-seven in 2009, mostly folk songs and his own songbook, in a small-group setting.
Precious 1964 recordings, top-notch though never previously released, part of the First Songs sessions for Folkways.
Moving 1993 recording of this fabulous song, just vocal and guitar. Very first time out for South In Virginia, on the flip. The full-colour sleeve is one of his paintings. This won’t hang about.
A terrific selection, one side of each, lovingly presented by the band Mama Rosin, in handsome silk-screened sleeves. Very limited.
Mass, full-voice singing from the rural South of the US. A stirring, tearful, ancient, strange, white kind of Gospel (not the same though). Ornette — ‘breath music. They’re changing the sound with their emotions.’
‘Our tribute to the music made in the U.S. between 1927 and 1948. Not only traditional genres (blues, old-time, Cajun), but also the music that was brought by the boatloads of immigrants coming to these shores.’
Fabulous collection of early photographs from various sources, in numerous styles, to do with music, records, listening — and two CDs full of magical 78s, including several one-off amateur recordings.