Soundings: Recordings of African-Americans

from  Afropop Worldwide

Nov 26, 2014


[APWW PGM #301] [Originally aired in 2000] The rural south has changed profoundly since it served as the birthplace of blues, and in the intervening years, many of the traditional forms so vital to American musical history have disappeared. It’s lucky then, that the record industry (not to mention some intrepid folklorists) got there before everything changed. This program celebrates the deep and essential sounds they captured on tape, vinyl, acetate, Edison cylinder, and piano roll. You’ll hea...more

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