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Alan Lomax

Alan Lomax
Born: Jan 15, 1915 in Austin, TX
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Died: Jul 19, 2002 in Sarasota, FL
Genre: Blues, Folk, World
Biography: Few figures deserve greater credit for the preservation of America's folk music traditions than Alan Lomax. Scouring the backroads, honky tonks, and work camps of the Deep South, he unearthed a treasure trove of songs and singers, documenting the music of the common man for future generations to discover; ...Read full biography
World Library Of Folk & Primitive Music, Vol.1: England
Released: 1998
Label: Rounder Records
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Alan Lomax is best known for his vital role in the preservation of American musical traditions, but he also captured music throughout the world, and this disc is filled with his work in England. He has ...Read full review
Vol. 3-Scotland-World Library
Released: 1998
Label: Rounder Records
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Although the "Primitive" label may sound a bit condescending, the music saved herein is wondrous. What is truly commendable is Alan Lomax's efforts to preserve these musical traditions in their natural ...Read full review