Alan Lomax

Alan Lomax was an American ethnomusicologist, folklorist, and archivist. He is best known for his extensive field recordings of folk music in the United States and around the world, which have been influential in the preservation and appreciation of traditional music.


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  1. 1. The Land Where the Blues Began

    This book explores the origins and cultural significance of blues music in the Mississippi Delta. It provides a detailed account of the author's experiences in the 1930s and 1940s, when he traveled through the region, recording interviews and music from local blues musicians. The book vividly portrays the harsh living conditions and systemic racism that influenced the development of blues music, and celebrates the resilience and creativity of the African American musicians who created this influential music genre.

    The 10628th Greatest Book of All Time