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Alan Lomax (January 31, 1915 – July 19, 2002) was an American folklorist and ethnomusicologist. He was one of the great field collectors of folk music of the 20th century, recording thousands of songs in the United States, Great Britain, Ireland, the Caribbean, Italy, and Spain.

The Lomax Collection is now available online at http://culturalequity.org

Lomax was the son of pioneering folklorist and author John Lomax, with…

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  • http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/31/arts/music/the-alan-lomax-collection-from-the-american-folklife-center.html
  • I'm really torn whether to continue trying to credit the real performers. The Hoffpauir family in particular...They deserve credit but no one else seems to be labeling them as the artists...
  • Man, I can't believe how much listening I've gotten out of this, given how raw it is. But the melodies are great and most of these have a ton of rhythm.
  • Good stuff. yeah 8)

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