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Alan Lomax (1915–2002)

Autor(a) de The Land Where the Blues Began

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About the Author

Born in Austin, Texas, and educated at Harvard University, the University of Texas, and Columbia University, American folklorist Alan Lomax is one of the most dedicated and knowledgeable folk-music scholars of the twentieth century. Lomax became interested in collecting and recording folk songs mostrar mais through the work of his father, John Avery Lomax, a curator at the Library of Congress and a pioneer in the field of folk music. After college, he toured prisons in the South, recording folk song performances for the Archive of American Song of the Library of Congress. During his travels, he met the great blues singer Huddie Ledbetter ("Leadbelly"). Lomax later became responsible for introducing radio audiences to a number of folk and blues artists, including Woody Guthrie and Burl Ives. Between 1951 and 1958, he traveled throughout Europe, recording hundreds of folk songs in England, Scotland, Italy, and Spain. His most important work is, perhaps, "The Folk Songs of North America" (1959). He also published a number of works with his father, including "American Ballads and Folk Songs" (1934) and "Folk Song: USA" (1946). In addition to his work with folk songs, Lomax was very interested in the historical and social origins of jazz, and he wrote a notable biography of the early jazzman Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton entitled "Mister Jelly Roll" (1950). (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Alan Lomax playing guitar on stage at the Mountain Music Festival, Asheville, North Carolina: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Lomax Collection (REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-ppmsc-00433) (cropped)

Obras por Alan Lomax

The Land Where the Blues Began (1993) 429 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Folk Songs of North America (1960) 258 exemplares, 3 críticas
American Ballads and Folk Songs (1934) 146 exemplares, 2 críticas
Folk Song USA (1947) — Editor — 133 exemplares, 1 crítica
Hard Hitting Songs for Hard-Hit People (1967) 39 exemplares, 1 crítica
Our Singing Country: Folk Songs and Ballads (1941) 38 exemplares, 3 críticas
Three Thousand Years of Black Poetry: An Anthology (1970) — Editor — 35 exemplares, 1 crítica
Folk song style and culture (1968) 31 exemplares
Best Loved American Folk Songs (1947) 24 exemplares
The Leadbelly Songbook (1962) — Editor — 16 exemplares, 1 crítica
Ballads and breakdowns (1997) 10 exemplares
Songs of seduction — Performer — 4 exemplares
Cantometrics 2 exemplares
English Folk Songs 1 exemplar
The New Demesne 1 exemplar
Heather & Glen (2008) 1 exemplar
Italian Treasury: Abruzzo (2001) 1 exemplar
Song - Jota 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads (1910)algumas edições51 exemplares, 1 crítica
Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians as Sung by Jean Ritchie (1965) — Prefácio, algumas edições41 exemplares
Library of Congress Recordings — Interviewer/Liner Notes — 8 exemplares
A Garland of Mountain Song — Prefácio, algumas edições4 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Jelly Roll Morton var en av pionjärerna inom jazzmusiken, som han hävdade att han själv uppfunnit. Han spelade in sin första skiva 1923. Många av hans kompositioner räknas som så kallade evergreens inom jazzen. Hans liv kantades av våld och tragedier, och han var absolut inte en "lydig" afro-amerikan...
CalleFriden | 2 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2023 |
Sheet music (and some folk lyrics without music). More songs collected by Lomax, c. 1941, but in this second volume more than half come with sheet music, plus anecdotes from the folks contributing the songs. Though I probably won't learn more than a couple of these songs (since I neither attend "play parties" or belong to a chain gang), I do feel like it's another national treasure of historical import.
reader1009 | 2 outras críticas | Jul 3, 2021 |
songbook with historical commentary. Lots of union songs, some dustbowl songs, some tramp songs, some jailhouse blues. Great primary (and secondary) sources.
reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |



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