Mississippi Records Tour Preview Film


from http://thewire.co.uk:

Portland, Oregon based crate diggers Mississippi Records are going on a summer tour around Europe, showcasing their own archives and screening films from the Alan Lomax archive (the Association for Cultural Equity).

The tour is headed up by Mississippi label head Eric Isaacson, who’ll be showing select footage filmed on Lomax’s travels around North America between 1978–1985, among other videos. Isaacson will be playing music too, culled from Mississippi’s library of folk, blues, spirituals and roots music, from 1890 to the present day. Footage includes RL Burnside, Jack Owens, the 1982 Holly Springs Sacred Harp Convention, a funeral parade, one string guitar playing and more. (All the Lomax videos are available online via ACE here.)


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