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Alan Lomax The Remarkable Life And Times Of The Man Who Popularized American Folk Music And Created The Science Of Song Folklorist, Archivist, Anthropologist, Singer, Political Activist, Talent Scout, Ethnomusicologist, Filmmaker, Concert And Record Producer, Alan Lomax Is Best Remembered As The Man Who Introduced Folk Music To The Masses Lomax Began His Career Making Field Recordings Of Rural Music For The Library Of Congress And By The Late 1930s Brought His Discoveries To Radio, Including Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, And Burl Ives By The 1940s He Was Producing Concerts That Brought White And Black Performers Together, And In The 1950s He Set Out To Record The Whole World Lomax Was Also A Controversial Figure When He Worked For The U S Government He Was Tracked By The FBI, And When He Worked In Britain, MI5 Continued The Surveillance In His Last Years He Turned To Digital Media And Developed Technology That Anticipated Today S Breakthroughs Featuring A Cast Of Characters Including Eleanor Roosevelt, Leadbelly, Carl Sandburg, Carl Sagan, Jelly Roll Morton, Muddy Waters, And Bob Dylan, Szwed S Fascinating Biography Memorably Captures Lomax And Provides A Definitive Account Of An Era As Seen Through The Life Of One Extraordinary Man.


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10 thoughts on “Alan Lomax

  1. says:

    If you re American, Alan Lomax probably recorded your grandma Alan Lomax was the man, he was an American giant, and he embodied or became embroiled in every twist and turn and up and down of every phase of American folk music in the 20th century As soon as he heard folk s


  2. says:

    The title makes the same outsize claims as its subject did, but Alan Lomax s contribution to the preservation of certain musical traditions is invaluable His obsessive recording trips, often, as John Szwed points out, with primitive equipment, gave us a record of popular music as


  3. says:

    This is not so much a biography of the man as one of his career But it was an incredible and fascinating career which makes this book worth reading for one interested in what he did So one is left with a feeling for the deeds of Lomax, but despite the many pieces of his writing the reader


  4. says:

    A comprehensive, probably definitive, study of the life and work of Alan Lomax, one of the greatest, most important Americans who has ever lived The audiobook goes into significant detail of the development of Lomax s views and work on folklore, musicology, and humanity in general, beginning even b


  5. says:

    This is an interesting book a book that attempts to tell the story of a man whose life was dedicated to the art of collecting stories and songs Interesting in theory for me, though, since in practice this is an exhausting read that is a hell of a slog to plow through The book is nothing but an endless name


  6. says:

    Painted in this biography probably truthfully as a champion of the disadvantaged genius, Lomax is was a refreshing antithesis to the money seeking prodigy discoverers of today, such as American Idol Instead of trying to find artists to fit the mainstream, he tried to find and salvage what the mainstream was working


  7. says:

    This book was utterly absorbing Alan Lomax had his faults but his utter tenacity and unfailing dedication to capturing and understanding the world s cultures through music later, dance and speech is breathtaking.It s also extremely relevant for where we are now in such a fractured and polarized America As Szwed puts it, he f


  8. says:

    3 1 2 star book Well written and well researched, but it really felt like the last 3 4s or so were skimpy on a lot of Lomax s work life details as if Szwed was in a hurry to get done or something Worth reading.


  9. says:

    As a musician and music lover with a strongly developed sense of history, I have great respect for the late Alan Lomax and his work as a musicologist This one man studied, recorded and preserved an improbably large share of the extant corpus of American folk music The influence of his recordings and writings on the development of popular musi


  10. says:

    It has interesting moments but the book could have been half as long.


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