Alan Lomax: Selected Writings, 1934-1997 by Ronald Cohen

By Ronald Cohen

Alan Lomax is a mythical determine in American folks track circles. even if he released many books, countless numbers of recordings and dozens of movies, his contributions to well known and educational journals have by no means been gathered. This choice of writings, brought through Lomax's daughter Anna, reintroduces those crucial writings. Drawing at the Lomax data in ny, this booklet brings jointly articles from the 30s onwards. it truly is divided into 4 sections, every one shooting a different interval within the improvement of Lomax's existence and profession: the unique years as a collector and promoter; the interval from 1950-58 whilst Lomax was once recording thorughout Europe; the folks track revival years; and eventually his paintings in academia.

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