If you're watching and enjoying the seven part Martin Scorsese series on The Blues™ you might be interested in the special Enne Amann Collection in the Curtis Library's 1904 Reading Room. The collection, dedicated to Traditional Anglo-American Folk Songs, has received a new infusion of CDs and print media addressing the Blues' evolution from folk expression to its current American identity.
American musicologist and folklorist Alan Lomax recorded thousands of songs and interviews for the Library of Congress contained in the American Folklife Center . The recent Blues CD acquisitions in the Amann Collection include:
- D.C. blues [sound recording] / Mississippi John Hurt.
- The best of Big Bill broonzy [sound recording] : Big Bill blues.
- Afro-American blues and game songs [sound recording] / The Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture.
- Negro work songs and calls [sound recording] / The Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture.
- A treasury of Library of Congress field recordings [sound recording] / selected and annotated by Stephen Wade.
- I can eagle rock [sound recording] : jook joint blues from Alabama and Louisiana.
- Son House [sound recording] : the complete Library of Congress sessions 1941-1942.
- Work songs / Ted Gioia.
- Lost Delta found : rediscovering the Fisk University-Library of Congress Coahoma County study, 1941-1942
- Ramblin' man : the life and times of Woody Guthrie / Ed Cray.
- Escaping the delta : Robert Johnson and the invention of the blues / Elijah Wald.
- Alan Lomax : selected writings 1934-1997
- All music guide to the blues : the definitive guide to the blues
- The land where the blues began / Alan Lomax.
- Blues people : Negro music in white America / LeRoi Jones.
- Last cavalier : the life and times of John A. Lomax, 1867-1948