Alan Lomax: Selected Writings, 1934-1997 by Ronald Cohen

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By Ronald Cohen

Alan Lomax is a mythical determine in American people tune circles. even though he released many books, thousands of recordings and dozens of flicks, his contributions to well known and educational journals have by no means been accumulated. This selection of writings, brought by way of Lomax's daughter Anna, reintroduces those crucial writings. Drawing at the Lomax data in long island, this publication brings jointly articles from the 30s onwards. it really is divided into 4 sections, each one taking pictures a special interval within the improvement of Lomax's lifestyles and occupation: the unique years as a collector and promoter; the interval from 1950-58 while Lomax was once recording thorughout Europe; the folks track revival years; and at last his paintings in academia.

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