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Parchman Farm: Photographs and Field Recordings: 1947-1959

Bruce Jackson

Editore: Dust to Digital, 2015
ISBN 10: 0981734294 / ISBN 13: 9780981734293
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Titolo: Parchman Farm: Photographs and Field ...

Casa editrice: Dust to Digital

Data di pubblicazione: 2015

Legatura: No Binding

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Riassunto: In 1947, 1948 and 1959, renowned folklorist Alan Lomax (1915-2002) went behind the barbed wire into the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck--and, in 1959, a camera--Lomax documented as best an outsider could the stark and savage conditions of the prison farm, where the black inmates labored "from can't to can't," chopping timber, clearing ground and picking cotton for the state.
They sang as they worked, keeping time with axes or hoes, adapting to their condition the slavery-time hollers that sustained their forebears and creating a new body of American song. Theirs was music, as Lomax wrote, that "testified to the love of truth and beauty which is a universal human trait." Their songs participated in two distinct musical traditions: free world (the blues, hollers, spirituals and other songs they sang outside and, when the situation permitted, sang inside as well) and the work songs, which were specific to the prison situation.
A chilling account of how slavery persisted well into the 20th century in the institutionalized form of the chain gang, Parchman Farm includes two CDs with 44 of Lomax's remastered audio recordings and a book of more than 70 of Lomax's photographs, many published here for the first time.

Recensione: The folklorist Alan Lomax paid several visits to the Mississippi State Penitentiary, a.k.a. Parchman Farm, and this set presents a sober digest of his findings: work songs, their rhythms often marked by the chop of timber; rough gems like John Dudley s Cool Drink of Water Blues, as much of a respite as it sounds; striking photographs, published for the first time; insightful essays, from then and now, ringing sternly with empathy. --Nate Chinen, New York Times, November 2014

As is typical for Dust-to-Digital releases these days, the two discs of Parchman Farm are packaged in a beautiful hardbound book filled with black-and-white photos shot by Lomax on his final visit. The liner notes are taken from previous issues of the material, though nearly a dozen of the 44 tracks have never been released before. It may be hard to enjoy this music without suppressing parts of your consciousness, but its power and resourcefulness are unmistakable. --Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, November 2014

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