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Sunday April 1st, 2012 with Colin Henein
Alan Lomax and the Association for Cultural Equity

Alan Lomax spent his career travelling the world and documenting traditional music wherever he went. He also formed the Association for Cultural Equity ( that continues to preserve his astounding collection of recordings. Recently they completed the digitising of over 17,400 clips from his work--his entire output. All of this is available freely for streaming online. To celebrate this, our program this morning looks at Lomax's archival recordings of (mostly) traditional songs from England. Intercut with these are modern recordings of the same songs. Enjoy!
Green grows the laurel
Jeannie Robertson - Cultural Equity [website] - T3465.0, Track 4
Green grows the laurel
Kris Drever - Black Water - Reveal
Eppie Morrie
Jimmy Miller (Ewan MacColl) - Cultural Equity [website] - T3370.0, Track 6
Eppie Morrie
Colette Cheverie - Hours before dawn - Self Canadian
Sweet Primroses
Colin Davis - Cultural Equity [website] - T3259.0, Track 1
The banks of the sweet primroses
June Tabor - At the wood's heart - Topic
The Farmer's Boy
Mark Anderson / Robert Beadle - Cultural Equity [website] - T3276.0, Track 7
Farmer's Boy
Ian Robb (Finest Kind) - From Different Angels - Fallen Angle Canadian
Trouble so hard (II)
Vera Ward Hall - Cultural Equity [website] - T921.0, Track 17
Natural Blues
Moby - Play - V2
Joe Lee's Rock
Roland Hayes / Wille Jones / Darnell Walker - Cultural Equity [website] - T910.0, Track 7
Find my Baby
Moby - Play - V2
Alabama Sacred Harp Convention - Cultural Equity [website] - T871.0, Track 2
Ottawa Shape Note Chorus - Carsonby 2001 - Self Canadian
Seventeen Come Sunday (As I Walked Out)
Harry Cox - Cultural Equity [website] - T3346.0, Track 14
Balancey Straw / Seventeen Come Sunday / Whitefriar's Hornpipe
Waterson:Carthy - A dark light - Topic
The Prickle Holly Bush (Maid Freed From The Gallows)
Walter Lucas - Cultural Equity [website] - T3271.0, Track 11
Prickle-Eye Bush
Spiers and Boden - The Works - Navigator
Interactive CKCU
Gord Peeling
Colin, Jimmy Miller was the birth name of Ewan MacColl. He adopted the latter for performance purposes.

11:54 AM, April 1st, 2012
Great show idea. I plan to do the same in the coming weeks.

11:55 AM, April 1st, 2012
Gord Peeling
Thanks for bringing the Cultural Equity website to my attention.

11:58 AM, April 1st, 2012
Colin Henein (host)
I am fascinated by Alan Lomax, who was so committed to using the best available technology to record these traditional singers. We're listening to the English recordings this morning, but the website has so much more music from around the world. I love the connections between these recordings made by Lomax and the music that has come through the tradition--either inspired by Lomax or having been collected in parallel elsewhere.

12:16 PM, April 1st, 2012
Colin Henein (host)
Thanks for that info Gord, just saw your comment and will share.

12:17 PM, April 1st, 2012
gord peeling
Eventually, the Ewan MacColl name took over the reality of who he was and not just for performance purposes (and presumably he ultimately changed his name legally).

12:30 PM, April 1st, 2012
Sacred harp is great to sing, but I confess that I did turn down the volume a little bit so the weekend security guard at my office didn't feel the need to come and investigate :)

12:38 PM, April 1st, 2012
Colin Henein (host)
Thanks for the comments everybody! Hope you all enjoyed the field recordings.

3:14 PM, April 1st, 2012
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