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Alan Lomax

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Alan Lomax

January 8, 2011 John Szwed is the author of the new book Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World.

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Alan Lomax (right) with musician Wade Ward during the Southern Journey recordings, 1959-1960.

March 28, 2012 More than 17,000 sound recordings made by the famed folklorist are now available, for free.

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March 24, 2004 The united Lomax collection includes 5,000 hours of recordings, 400,000 feet of motion picture film.

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In 1959, Alan Lomax traveled through the American South to record the stories of folk musicians.

January 7, 2011 In 1990, Lomax spoke to Terry Gross about the decades he spent compiling folk sound recordings.

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May 9, 2012 Alan Lomax's collection was recently made available online and it's already influencing musicians.

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Trumpeter Papa Celestin (left) and clarinetist Alphonse Picou in 1950.

May 19, 2011 In 1949, the music historian went to New Orleans to interview the scene's elder statesmen.

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