Yeah, we should definitely have Alan Lomax re-record those tracks.
If only he was still alive. (2002, age of 87 I think?)
Artist? Long time gone.
We'll need to find a "wayback" machine I reckon.
Speaking of state of the art portable tape recorder and microphone field recordings, from a time and place when many of the artists captured had probably never seen one before....
See also, Mike Seeger. He recorded my distant cousin playing banjo tunes on his porch when recording machines were often looked upon as potential tools of the devil.
Epic archives of stuff. (perhaps youve heard of the Smithsonian.....)
Worthy of deep study if one is interested in the roots of many popular music styles.