Alan Lomax

The Man Who Recorded the World

by John Szwed

Hardcover, 438 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $29.95 |


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Traces the life of the folk music pioneer, including his work as a field recorder for the Library of Congress, his efforts to produce multicultural concerts, and his role in the careers of such artists as Woody Guthrie and Burl Ives.

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In 1959, Alan Lomax traveled through the American South to record the stories of folk musicians. Shirley Collins/Library of Congress hide caption

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