Source Recordings

Posted by Michael M. on 29th July 2010 in General

Several students have asked about source recordings. 1928 Sessions on Yazoo Records is a favorite of mine. Amazon, among many places, has it on CD and mp3. Many record stores and online music retailers have it and many more of his recordings available.

Several songs are in the public domain. Here is one place to download many, but not all, of them. The Internet Archive has several songs. The Old, Weird America is a terrific blog dedicated to American folk music and the blogged Anthology of American Folk Music edited by Harry Smith. The post 21 “Frankie” by Mississippi John Hurt has excellent background material and a wealth of recordings available for download.

If you are seeking specific recordings or songs, let me know, and I will try to help find them.

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