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The entire Trump presidency is basically the DEAD DOVE DO NOT EAT gag

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Quite the chyron. pic.twitter.com/R32hzp4ofZ

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Alan Lomax’s Timeless American Recordings Find a New Audience

If you’ve heard of Alan Lomax, the man who spent his life traveling around the world and documenting as much of it as he possibly could, you’ve likely heard mention of the idea of “cultural equity.” That idea was the guiding principle behind much of Lomax’s work—his belief there should be a level playing field among all cultural expressions. 1,240 more words

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Listening to West Virginia

Part of folk’s appeal, particularly to young adults in the 1950s, was its antihero mythos—a sense of the music as the property of outcasts…Prep school students from the Northeast would stay up all night listening in the dark to WWVA out of Wheeling, West Virginia…Forty years later, listeners from Boston could imitate the deejay, …

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Global Jukebox

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Alan Lomax helped discover Lead Belly and Woody Guthrie. Now 17,000 of his field recordings are online.

Back in the day, folklorist Alan Lomax recorded music of the people — in Britain, Ireland, the US, the Caribbean, the former USSR, and more. 264 more words

Redwood Mountain. Redwood Mountain

Aside from his burgeoning career as a transatlantic bridge, linking Nashville to Leith Scots musician Dean Owens has delivered several projects over the past few years which have been more low key than his official solo albums. 670 more words


musicology #0767

Renewal #2

Memphis Slim & Big Bill Broonzy – Life is Like That


Well if you don’t understand…

peoples I am sorry for you.


The global jukebox

The global jukebox is the culmination of a lifetime of groundbreaking work by Alan Lomax, whose efforts to record and compile song and dance from around the world led to this collaborative project—an interactive portal for the world’s music, dance, and speaking traditions from almost every corner of the earth, recorded by hundreds of pioneering ethnographers. 115 more words