Alan Lomax Recordings - Levee Camp Holler


Alan Lomax Recordings
Song Name: Levee Camp Holler
By: Alan Lomax Recordings
Song Local Name: Not available
Album: Negro Prison Blues and Songs (Alan Lomex Collection)
Link to buy: Not available
Genre: folk music of the United States , Mississippi , Louisiana , American root music , early blues , Alan Lomex
Date Added: 30 Oct 2016
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Levee Camp Holler by Alan Lomax Recordings is part of folk music tradition in/by United States of America. Folk Music of United States of America is traditionally brother to some other region(s) in the world. If you want to listen to song(s) in the same genre or with the same root with Levee Camp Holler (or folk music of United States of America), other than checking United States of America you can also check music of Africa, Ireland, Canada, Australia. From the top menu, first choose the desired region and then find the link from the map or country list.

Alan Lomex started to record African-American slaves' music in South in early 30's, including working songs and prison songs. Black slaves and workers were singing songs while building the levees in the Mississippi Valley.
This song, recorded in these working camps in 1947, is the product of ex-slaves who worked moving earth all day in post-Civil War America. It has similarities to the call of prayer of Islam, Adhan (Azan). Some scholars believe that this way of singing was brought by Muslim African slaves of North-West Africa to America.

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