Alan Lomax - Bio and Creative Works

Alan Lomax

ANTHROPOLOGIST • MUSICIAN • MUSICOLOGIST
Born
1915-01-31
Died
2002-07-19
Age (at death)
87
Citizenship
United States of America
From
Austin, United States
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Bio

Alan Lomax was an American ethnomusicologist, best known for his numerous field recordings of folk music of the 20th century. He was also a musician himself, as well as a folklorist, archivist, writer, scholar, political activist, oral historian, and film-maker. Lomax produced recordings, concerts, and radio shows in the US and in England, which played an important role in preserving folk music traditions in both countries, and helped start both the American and British folk revivals of the 1940s, 1950s, and early 1960s. He collected material first with his father, folklorist and collector John Lomax, and later alone and with others, Lomax recorded thousands of songs and interviews for the Archive of American Folk Song, of which he was the director, at the Library of Congress on aluminum and acetate discs. - Wikipedia

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ALBUM • 2014

by Alan Lomax

ALBUM • 2013

by Alan Lomax, Guy Carwan

ALBUM • 2006

by Alan Lomax

ALBUM • 1990

by Alan Lomax

ALBUM • 1958

by Alan Lomax

ALBUM • 1955

by Alan Lomax

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