Monday, July 31, 2006

Watching Scorsese's The Blues : A Library Companion

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:

Blues books new to the Amann Collection include:

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