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The Land Where the Blues Began

Postby bruneau » Sat Feb 05, 2005 4:58 am

Hello

Does anyone know if the book "The Land Where the Blues Began" by Alan Lomax is still in print.

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RE: The Land Where the Blues Began

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RE: The Land Where the Blues Began

Postby stumblin » Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:07 am

I couldn't find amazon.be!
But here's the same book for 70euros from amazon.fr:
http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/search ... 61-1449822
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RE: The Land Where the Blues Began

Postby blueswriter » Sat Feb 05, 2005 10:28 am

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Feb-05-05 AT 05:28 AM (EST)]I'm not sure if it's still in print, but as has been pointed out, it's widely available from a number of different sources. It's well-worth getting, too!
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RE: The Land Where the Blues Began

Postby ricochet » Sat Feb 05, 2005 5:53 pm

Yeah, it's a good book.
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RE: The Land Where the Blues Began

Postby bruneau » Sun Feb 06, 2005 6:58 am

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Feb-06-05 AT 02:12 AM (EST)]Goede morgen !

Thanks everybody!!
Stumblin are you sure about the 70 euros thing ?
I saw one on ebay for not yet 6$.
I don't know when Rounder(record company)started to bring out the Allan Lomax collection but I guess it was in the late nineties and I think with great succes so I think it's obvious they keep that book in print too although it's not published by Rounder.

I've got the cd with the same title also by Allan Lomax.
It's playin' right now, it's a great disc.
I've got that thing with great songs, I put them on repeat and they keep on playing for days and sometimes for weeks. This time it's one of this disc, "When I Lay My Burden Down" by Turner Junior Johnson. I smell a new thread or topic here, "Which song or disc you put on repeat on your cd player or your machine". Yeah I like it. I'm gonna post it.
You all voted yet ?
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RE: The Land Where the Blues Began

Postby stumblin » Sun Feb 06, 2005 8:36 am

Maybe it said 7000, they certainly had the comma in a funny place though (but I'm aware that comma-placing varies worldwide). Don't rely on my accuracy in this matter, I've already got a copy of the book. All I was doing was providing you with a starting point for a European search. Perhaps you would be better served by actually checking for yourself? Just a thought...
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RE: The Land Where the Blues Began

Postby bruneau » Sun Feb 06, 2005 8:59 am

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Feb-06-05 AT 04:03 AM (EST)]Good mornin' Stumblin

It's actually no big thing, really.
Yes maybe I start looking here for the book, because i've that thing with my stupid credit card, it's no visa or mastercard or something like that, lucky for me otherwise I was broke the second day after payday, you know, cds, books.
Thanks!!!
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RE: The Land Where the Blues Began

Postby stumblin » Sun Feb 06, 2005 11:51 am

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Feb-06-05 AT 06:51 AM (EST)]Bruneau,
I have a similar problem with buying things online; I don't have a credit or debit card of any description, so I can't order stuff from the internet!
It's a damn nuisance and a pain in the arse, but no bank will allow me to have plastic (on a "once bitten, twice shy" basis!).
So, I had to get my copy of Lomax's book from an old-fashioned bookshop. (Does anyone else remember those? The sort where you had to get a bus into town and actually physically walk into the shop? ;) )
Anyhoo, I bought my copy here in the UK within the last two years, so my guess is that there should still be some (English language) copies around.
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RE: The Land Where the Blues Began

Postby bruneau » Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:11 pm

Hey Everybody I ordered The Land ... in the bookstore.
But they had to order it themselves.
i have to wait just a little longer.
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RE: The Land Where the Blues Began

Postby stumblin » Fri Mar 11, 2005 8:26 am

It'll be worth the wait, I'm sure you're going to enjoy the book tremendously. There's a school of thought which holds that Mr. Lomax has either mis-remembered or exaggerated or just plain made up some of the anecdotes in his book, but I don't care. The enjoyment I (and I'm sure many others) got from reading it entirely justifies any slight deviation from reality, at least I think it does...
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RE: The Land Where the Blues Began

Postby allanlummox » Fri Mar 11, 2005 2:31 pm

It's a tasty read.
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RE: The Land Where the Blues Began

Postby bruneau » Thu Apr 14, 2005 3:13 pm

Finally I got it two days ago
it's a great book and I recommend it to everybody who hasn't got it yet.
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RE: The Land Where the Blues Began

Postby lightninboy » Fri Apr 22, 2005 2:50 pm

Hey, I got a copy from the library, didn't cost a cent.
As well as some cool CD's and a copy of "Cant be satisfied", the life and times of Muddy Waters.
Libraries rule!

P.S. Lomax gives a slightly different impression of the situation in the Delta of the early 40's than I've ever read before.
A fantastic insight.
Great book.
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