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Lead Belly

There’s a new documentary about the blues and folk genius Huddie Ledbetter (1888-1949) on the Smithsonian Channel. Legend of Lead Belly follows the career of the 12-string guitar wonder who absorbed the music of rural and small-town America in his travels through his native Louisiana and Texas. 270 more words

Biography/Autobiography

Music to Listen to: Jayme Stone's Lomax Project

This is the first time I’ve done this, but perhaps it’s something that may continue… we’ll see.

In the 1930’s, Alan Lomax began to record music. 148 more words

Alan Lomax

Lomax centennial box set

from http://www.pledgemusic.com/blog and http://www.broadwayworld.com:

Over the course of 70 years, Alan Lomax was one of America’s finest treasures as an honored music archivist who collected tens of thousands of songs from all over the globe. 497 more words

Alan Lomax

Treasure trove of Lomax film on Cajun music

Alan Lomax traveled the world in search of folk music.  He recorded many individuals and groups in Louisiana in the 1930’s.  Many of these recording have been… 72 more words

Listening

Alan Lomax and multiculturalism

When Alan Lomax accepted a position as the Assistant in Charge of the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress in 1936 he became a gatekeeper to the largest repository of recorded traditional music in the country. 252 more words

Ethnomusicology

Going Home

The primary function of music is to remind the listener that he belongs to one certain part of the human race, comes from a certain region, belongs to a certain generation.

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