The land where the blues began is one of five films made from footage that alan lomax shot between 1978 and 1985 for the pbs american patchwork series 1991 a self described song hunter alan lomax traveled the mississippi delta in the 1930s and 40s at first with his father john lomax later in the company sometimes of black folklorists like john w work iii armed with primitive . The land where the blues began alan lomax on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a self described song hunter the folklorist alan lomax traveled the mississippi delta in the 1930s and 40s. The land where the blues began by alan lomax set in post slavery america is a book that delves into the culture of the deep souththe book tells the story of alan lomax traveling to the deep south to record blues for washington dc he goes from county to plantation finding the best blues musicians of the delta. The land where the blues began is lomaxs stingingly well written cornbread and moonshine odyssey kirkus reviews through americas musical heartland through candid conversations with bluesmen and vivid firsthand accounts of the landscape where their music was born
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