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lomax

About this collection

The Alan Lomax Recordings documents blues and gospel music recorded by folklorist Alan Lomax between 1945 and 1965. The files were digitized by the Association for Cultural Equity, which deposited digital research copies with the Blues Archive. Folklorist, ethnomusicologist, producer, documentarian, and author Alan Lomax (31 January 1915 – 19 July 2002) was one of America’s most prolific collectors of folk songs. Documenting musical traditions in America, Ireland, the United Kingdom, the Carribean and many other areas, Lomax followed the folksong collecting work of his parents John and Ruby Lomax. Through his radio shows, concert promotions, audio productions, and books, Lomax introduced large audiences to the music of Woody Guthrie, Jelly Roll Morton, Muddy Waters, Leadbelly, and countless others.

 

The recordings in this collection are for research purposes only. If you are interested in using any of these recordings, you must contact the Association for Cultural Equity.

 

While access to the recordings' description is available anywhere, access to the streaming media is limited to J.D. Williams Library computers only.

 

Related Resources

Association for Cultural Equity
J. D. Williams Library catalog: Alan Lomax holdings
Grove Music Online: “Lomax, Alan” (University of Mississippi only)
The American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress : Alan Lomax Collection

 

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