By John Szwed

ISBN-10: 1101190345

ISBN-13: 9781101190340

The notable existence and instances of the guy who popularized American folks song and created the technology of music

Folklorist, archivist, anthropologist, singer, political activist, expertise scout, ethnomusicologist, filmmaker, live performance and list manufacturer, Alan Lomax is healthier remembered because the guy who brought people tune to the hundreds. Lomax started his profession making box recordings of rural tune for the Library of Congress and through the past due Thirties introduced his discoveries to radio, together with Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and Burl Ives. by way of the Forties he was once generating live shows that introduced white and black performers jointly, and within the Nineteen Fifties he got down to checklist the complete international.

Lomax was once additionally a debatable determine. while he labored for the U. S. executive he was once tracked via the FBI, and whilst he labored in Britain, MI5 persevered the surveillance. In his final years he became to electronic media and constructed expertise that expected today's breakthroughs. that includes a forged of characters together with Eleanor Roosevelt, Leadbelly, Carl Sandburg, Carl Sagan, Jelly Roll Morton, Muddy Waters, and Bob Dylan, Szwed's attention-grabbing biography memorably captures Lomax and offers a definitive account of an period as noticeable in the course of the lifetime of one notable guy.

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