Category Archives: Field Recording

Bali: Gamelan & Kecak

The first time I heard gamelan music, I had no idea what it was. I thought it was electronica. It literally sounded like aliens. I was very confused, and very entranced. Then gradually I heard some more, and it was … Continue reading

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Sounds of the South, recorded by Alan Lomax

Well I seem to be on a roll of 4-cd box sets featuring expired musicians from the roots of the great tree of American music. I see no reason to reverse that trend now… and in fact this is one … Continue reading

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Alan Lomax Collection: Deep River of Song – Mississippi

Alan Lomax, the great folk music collector, for all his stature and invaluable contribution to the preservation of American culture, was actually kind of a jerk. Dick Waterman, manager of many of the great blues artists in the ’60s, recounts … Continue reading

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