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The man who recorded the world : a biography of Alan Lomax

Author: John F Szwed
Publisher: London : William Heinemann, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Named Person: Alan Lomax; Alan Lomax; Alan Lomax; Alan Lomax
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John F Szwed
ISBN: 9780434012329 0434012327
OCLC Number: 706377679
Notes: Formerly CIP.
Description: 438 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: From Chisholm Trail to Harvard Yard --
Road scholars --
The saga of Lead Belly --
Travels with Zora Neale Hurston and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle --
Honeymoon in Haiti --
Doctor Jazz --
Bohemian folklorist --
A bourgeois town --
The people's war --
The century of the common man --
Living on the black list --
The grand tour --
Skiffle : from folk to pop --
The American campaign resumed --
The science of folk song --
To hear the world in a grain of sand --
The culture war --
The global jukebox : "got the world in a jug, the stopper in my hand."
Other Titles: Biography of Alan Lomax
Responsibility: John Szwed.

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Writer, musicologist, archivist, singer, DJ, filmmaker, record, radio and TV producer, Alan Lomax was a man of many parts. Without him the history of popular music would have been very different.  Read more...

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