Lomax 1939, discs 2607-2613

The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip, discs 2607, 2608, 2609, 2610, 2611, 2612 & 2613. 1939. (on mp3, from the Library of Congress website)

Recordings of Mexicans in and around Brownsville, Texas.  There’s a blind singer, José Suarez, whose voice is grating and guitar playing is crap.  And there’s a school teacher, Manuela Longoria, whose recordings are pleasant but unremarkable, and her students.

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