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A Weekend Of Traditional Music In Brooklyn

I would not have known the Brooklyn Folk Festival existed were it not for the publicist. I might have known if I lived in New York, but I do not. I am grateful to that publicist because I was introduced to some fine people – musicians, a writer, and a filmmaker – who enriched my life.

Eli Smith, founder of the Brooklyn Folk Festival

This three-day festival celebrated its ninth year with a large diverse crowd, ranging from families with babies to older people who lived through the folk revival movement of the 1950s and 1960s.The musicians were as diverse as the audience; there was an 11-year old girl playing a mean banjo and there was Jim Kweskin who was part of the folk revival movement.

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Fabulous New Field Recordings By John And Alan Lomax

JALOPY RECORDS PARTNERS WITH MISSISSIPPI RECORDS TO RELEASE ‘LOST TRAIN BLUES’ – COMPILED FOR ALAN LOMAX’S 100TH BIRTHDAY WITH NEVER-BEFORE-ISSUED FIELD RECORDINGS

Alan Lomax (Photo by Bill Ferris)

Alan Lomax (Photo by Bill Ferris)

This project excited me when I was told about it. What foresight some people had to make these recordings and preserve them! Read the entire release about this album, but here is a sneak preview of St. James Infirmary.

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