Southern Mosaic

Prisoner with guitar, at compound no. 1, Angola, Louisiana. Copyright John and Ruby Lomax, 1940.

A favorite resource/time waster of mine is the John and Ruby Lomax collection, Southern Mosaic, housed on the Library of Congress webpage. I can spend hours snooping through the archival photographs, such as the above, or perusing the field recordings, such as the below.

“Driving Levee”by Group of Convicts (4/16/1939)

Find the entire collection here.


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Filed under Blues, Country, Field Recordings, Folk, Lomax, Music, Post-War Blues

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