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samedi 12 septembre 2015



            C'était l'époque du Folk Boom et des grands festivals folk et blues, tout acoustiques bien sûr. On pouvait voir sans difficulté le Révérend Gary Davis chanter à Harlem, Sweet Daddy Stovepipe hanter Central Park où chaque week end, guitaristes, chanteurs, musiciens folk venaient échanger musiques, disques, conseils, informations sur tel ou tel musicien...
            Ce festival qui a eu lieu en août 1965 dans Central Park à New York - concocté et présenté par Alan Lomax - permet d'entendre plusieurs artistes de New York en compagnie d'autres venus du Sud pour l'occasion. On trouve ici uniquement des artistes Africains Américains qui représentent une large palette des musiques folk encore vivantes un peu partout dans le Sud des Etats Unis.
            Inédit en disque, ce festival est un excellent témoignage de la scène musicale du folk et blues revival du milieu des années 60.
            Tous nos remerciements à la Fondation Lomax et à
                                                                       Gérard HERZHAFT

            It was the Folk Boom/ Blues Revival era of the mid-60's, all acoustic of course. One could easily hear and see the Reverend Gary Davis singing for tips in Harlem and beyond, Sweet Daddy Stovepipe playing in Central Park where every week end musicians, singers and fans were gathering a little bit everywhere, swapping songs, records, informations on where to see and hear who in the NYC area.
            This very festival was held during August 1965 in Central Park, NYC. It was apparently set up by Alan Lomax who also MC'd the event. Some artists featured were familiar of the New York City folk scene, others were brought from the South for this event and probably other venues on coffeehouses and such. They were only African-American performers who displayed a wide range of deep musical traditions still living and played a little bit everywhere in the Southern States.
            Unissued on record, this festival is an excellent testimony of what was happening on the Folk scene during the mid-60's.
            A lot of thanks to the Lomax Foundation and
                                                           Gérard HERZHAFT

Reverend Gary Davis, vcl/g/bjo; Bessie Jones, vcl; Mable Hillery, vcl; John Davis, vcl; Peter Davis, vcl; Emma Ramsay, vcl; Ed, Lonnie & Lonnie Young Jr, fife and drum band; Georgia Sea Island Singers; Roger Phoenix, g. New York City, August 1965
01. Intro (by Alan Lomax)
Ed Young's Fife and Drum band.
02. Young's tune (Ed Young)
03. Jim and John
04. Ida Red
05. Sitting on top of the world
Bessie Jones & Georgia Sea Island Singers.
06. Buzzard lope
07. Old Lady from Brewser
08. Little Johnny Brown
John Davis & Georgia Sea Island Singers
09. Riley
10. Raggy levee
11. Row the boat child
12. Sink'em low
Reverend Gary Davis.
13. Kitty wants a corner
14. Candy man
15. Sally where you get your liquor from?
16. Twelve stick rag
17. Buck dance
18. Twelve gates to the City
19. Samson and Delilah
John & Peter Davis.
20. Carrie Belle
21. O Day
Mable Hillery & Ed Young
22. Chevrolet
Mable Hillery & Roger Phoenix.
23. How long blues
Bessie Jones & Gary Davis.
24. Whoa mule
Finale (all together)
25. Got on my travelling shoes

22 commentaires:

  1. New York City Folk & Blues Festival 1965


    1. New link (February 2018):
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  2. Thank you very much Gerard for this superb offering. Many of my favourite artists are here.

  3. What a great gift from you to wake up to!...Muchisimos Thanks for this and all your great postings Señor Gerard....

  4. Thanks Gerard, this looks good, looks like some nice mid-60s folk/blues gathered here.

  5. Somehow I never really got into the folk blues from the early to mid 60's but I'm certainly going to give this piece of history a listen. Thank you Gerard.

  6. Merci beaucoup . Un petit bijou . Totalement inconnu pour moi .

  7. Je l'ai déjà dit de nombreuses fois : merci Mr Herzhaft pour tout ce travail !
    Didier de Nancy

  8. Your gifts are always eagerly anticipated. This is a huge slice of musical history with so many gifted artists gathered. Thank you very much. Lil'Ol'Lady

  9. Merci mille fois pour ce travail titanesque au service du Blues (et des visiteurs de "Blue eye"!)

  10. Just caught this one, looks interesting,(as always) unfortunately I am not going to be able to listen until this evening. Ah Well!

  11. As always a great post. Thanks a lot.

  12. What a treasure and the music is good also. ;) Thank for this Lomax series. Very important for any serious blues collector and history bluff.
    Peace, Love & Blessings

  13. Un grand coup de chapeau encore, encore et encore (si cela va sans dire, ça va encore mieux en le disant et souvent, fainéants que nous sommes) et j'apprécie toujours la qualité des musiques et leur présentation. Courage, the road is rocky !

  14. Merci beaucoup. I love folk blues and my knowledge of it and the musicians who played and play it has greatly expanded thanks to this blog. There are several wonderful blues blogs on the web but this one remains unsurpassed for the music and scholarship you share with us. I am truly grateful and agree wholeheartedly with Paco's brother.

  15. Merci pour ce nouveau post que je vais écouter dés que je peux (quelques soucis avec mon serveur internet m'empêchent d'avoir une connection régulière)

  16. Merci M.G. Herzhaft .Nous sommes des ingrats.1000 fois MERCI pour toutes les merveilles que vous nous faites découvrir.

  17. Merci de vos commentaires et remarques et de votre fidélité!
    Thanks for your comments and your following

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