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On the Smithsonian Channel tonight: Alan Lomax's man-on-the-street interviews the day after Pearl Harbor

The phrase originally was to be “a date which will live in world history.”

Not the same, is it? The original wording doesn’t quite capture the shock, anger and outrage this nation felt after Imperial Japan launched a Sunday surprise air strike against the U.S. 204 more words

Growing Up In a Musical Family

Photo By Tyler Lambert

When I was a kid, we didn’t watch much television.  My parents didn’t own a color TV until I was grown and gone.   595 more words

Dead Cat on the Line

I first got hold of Folk Songs of North America by Alan Lomax while I was hopping freight, appropriately enough. Lomax rescued the history of the beating heart of America from fading into oblivion, and did so with scholarly precision and personal devotion. 356 more words


Zev Feldman, Jazz EthnoMusicologist

Zev Feldman is the  jazz ethnomusicologist. His innate discovery  sense is equal to Alan Lomax in folk music circles and Chris Strachwitz with the blues idiom. 417 more words


Audio: Alan Lomax performing "Rambling Gambler"

Alan Lomax (1915 – 2002), born in Austin, Texas, was an American field collector of folk music of the 20th century. He was also a folklorist, ethnomusicologist, archivist, writer, musician, scholar, political activist, oral historian, and film-maker. 318 more words

Opinion Leaders

Music by Bergman: SOULS

Souls is a brand new project brought to us by producer David Gledhill (formerly of Skint & Demoralised with Matt Abbott).

After Gledhill unearthed virtually hidden vocals in the vast Alan Lomax 1920/30s collection of American Voices, he set to work painstakingly cleaning up each one and setting the newly restored voices to music. 46 more words


Not Sugar, Sugar - Ain't No More Cane

I’ve long been fascinated by the relationship between sugar, economics, slavery and hardship, historically and in song (Go Down Old Hannah, Joshua Gone Barbados, and so on). 189 more words