Film, Video "Midnight Special"
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- "Midnight Special"
- The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress challenged musical artists to interpret material from its unparalleled archive of ethnographic recordings of traditional folk music. Artists were asked to put their own spin on these archival treasures, and to perform them at a special showcase during the Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City, Missouri in 2023. The showcase was recorded for this webcast. This video features Australian singer and songwriter Jamie-Lee Dimes performing the song "Midnight Special" from a field recording of Huddie Ledbetter (Lead Belly) on voice and guitar, recorded by John Lomax in Wilton, Connecticut in February, 1935.
- May 01, 2023
- 5 minutes 43 seconds
- online text
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Chicago citation style:
"Midnight Special". 2023. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-10863/.
APA citation style:
(2023) "Midnight Special". [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-10863/.
MLA citation style:
"Midnight Special". 2023. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/webcast-10863/>.