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Alan lomax : the man who recorded the world

Author: John Szwed
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The definitive biography of Alan Lomax-from John Szwed, "the best music biographer in the business" (L.A. Weekly). One of the most remarkable figures of the twentieth century, Alan Lomax was best known for bringing legendary musicians like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Muddy Waters, Lead Belly, and Burl Ives to the radio and introducing folk music to a mass audience. Now John Szwed, the acclaimed biographer of Miles  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Szwed, John
Alan Lomax : The Man Who Recorded the World
East Rutherford : Penguin Publishing Group,c2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Szwed
ISBN: 9781101190340 1101190345
OCLC Number: 883364339
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed June 19, 2014).
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: John Szwed.

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The definitive biography of Alan Lomax-from John Szwed, "the best music biographer in the business" (L.A. Weekly). One of the most remarkable figures of the twentieth century, Alan Lomax was best known for bringing legendary musicians like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Muddy Waters, Lead Belly, and Burl Ives to the radio and introducing folk music to a mass audience. Now John Szwed, the acclaimed biographer of Miles Davis and Sun Ra, presents the first biography of Lomax, a man who was as influential as he was controversial-trailed for years by the FBI, criticized for his folk- song-collecting practices, denounced by some as a purist and by others as a popularizer. This authoritative work reveals how Lomax changed not only the way everyone in the country heard music but also the way they viewed America itself.

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