V/A, Worried Now, Won’t Be Worried Long: Field Recordings from Alan Lomax’s “Southern Journey”, 1959-1960 (2010)
The record store I go to most often has this little pile of LPs down the end of the shop, near the counter…that’s where you find the gold; the stuff that’s just about to hit the shelves for the first time, dug out from way out the back in the goldmine…sometimes you’ll leaf through several Cliff Richard compilations and far too many of those 80s Top of the Pops-styled comps too. A bit of Elvis, some Beatles ones from different labels, and bootlegs and a lot – a lot – of classical. It’s always worth a look though, cos you’ll find something. Last time I liked there I found this. And the bloke behind the counter said, “that didn’t last long, I just put that down there about two minutes ago”. And if it wasn’t me that nabbed it, someone else would have…I have some of the many Alan Lomax recordings – that amazing CD box-set and so on…but this just spoke to me, asked to come home. When I put it on that first time I got the chill down the spine, just like when I first listened to Robert Johnson. Some recordings contain that sort of (good) spook, feel like they’re (nicely/correctly) haunted. I won’t be worried long though…not with this magic sitting there on the turntable. A good find I thought.
Sample Track: Rolled and Tumbled (Rosalie Hill)
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