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Lomax recordings free from Library of Congress

The Library of Congress (U.S. default national library) has announced that they have made available to the public the 1934 Louisiana recordings made by John and Alan Lomax… 89 more words


Music of Williamsburg

by Shlomo Pestcoe, Banjo Roots Research Initiatives

Music of Williamsburg” (DVD dir. by Alan Lomax, 1960,
, was an educational period docufiction ‘short’ produced by Colonial Williamsburg to present, through costumed historical reenactment, the various different kinds of music and music instruments that might have been heard on a single day in 1768 in Williamsburg, the capital of Virginia from 1699 to 1780.
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Voyager Golden Records

from http://blogs.loc.gov/folklife:

In 1977, as preparations were being made for the launch of the two unmanned Voyager spacecraft, Alan Lomax was contacted by Carl Sagan. 539 more words

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Traditional Music in Coastal Louisiana

Traditional Music in Coastal Louisiana: The 1934 Lomax Recordings
by Joshua Clegg Caffery, foreword by Barry Jean Ancelet (Louisiana State University Press, 424 pages)

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"Ballads, Blues, and Bluegrass" online

All 35 minutes of Alan Lomax’s “Ballads, Blues, and Bluegrass” now viewable online at http://www.historicfilms.com/tapes/4728_0_2096

More info here.