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
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New York Times: Alan Lomax Recordings Are Digitized in a New Online Collection. “Alan Lomax made it his lifelong mission to archive and share traditional music from around the world. 70 more words
R.L. Burnside at home in Independence, Mississippi in the summer of 1978.
From Alan Lomax’s American Patchwork Project.
For decades Shirley Collins was the lost icon, the secret treasure of English folk whose own story was as tragic as the ballads she used to sing. 126 more words