Music

Alan Lomax

Selected Writings, 1934-1997

Author: Alan Lomax,Ronald D. Cohen

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415938549

Category: Music

Page: 363

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Accompany CD has excerpts from a speech given by Alan Lomax on March 7, 1989, at the New York Public Library plus seven tracks of folk songs recorded by Alan Lomax.
Biography & Autobiography

The Man Who Recorded the World

A Biography of Alan Lomax

Author: John Szwed

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448107385

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 1118

Writer, musicologist, archivist, singer, DJ, filmmaker, record, radio and TV producer, Alan Lomax was a man of many parts. Without him the history of popular music would have been very different. Armed with a tape-recorder and his own near-flawless good taste, Lomax spent years travelling the US, particularly the south, recording its heritage of music and song for posterity, bringing to light the talents of performers ranging from Jelly Roll Morton to Leadbelly and Muddy Waters, and crucially influencing generations of musicians from Pete Seeger to the Stones, from Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan. His influence continues: recordings made by Lomax are the core of the sound-tracks of Oh Brother, Where art Thou? and Gangs of New York, and even featured, remixed, on Moby's Play. John Szwed's biography is the first ever of this remarkable and contradictory man (whom he both knew and worked with for ten years); through it Szwed will tell the story of a musical and political era, as he did so successfully in his previous book on Miles Davis.
Music

Alan Lomax, Assistant in Charge

The Library of Congress Letters, 1935-1945

Author: Ronald D. Cohen

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604738018

Category: Music

Page: 414

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Alan Lomax (1915–2002) began working for the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress in 1936, first as a special and temporary assistant, then as the permanent Assistant in Charge, starting in June 1937, until he left in late 1942. He recorded such important musicians as Woody Guthrie, Muddy Waters, Aunt Molly Jackson, and Jelly Roll Morton. A reading and examination of his letters from 1935 to 1945 reveal someone who led an extremely complex, fascinating, and creative life, mostly as a public employee. While Lomax is noted for his field recordings, these collected letters, many signed “Alan Lomax, Assistant in Charge,” are a trove of information until now available only at the Library of Congress. They make it clear that Lomax was very interested in the commercial hillbilly, race, and even popular recordings of the 1920s and after. These letters serve as a way of understanding Lomax’s public and private life during some of his most productive and significant years. Lomax was one of the most stimulating and influential cultural workers of the twentieth century. Here he speaks for himself through his voluminous correspondence.
Music

Folk Song Style and Culture

Author: Alan Lomax

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351519662

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 9290

Song and dance style--viewed as nonverbal communications about culture--are here related to social structure and cultural history. Patterns of performance, theme, text and movement are analyzed in large samples of films an recordings from the whole range of human culture, according to the methods explained in this volume. Cantometrics, which means song as a measure of man, finds that traditions of singing trace the main historic distributions of human culture and that specific traits of performance are communications about identifiable aspects of society. The predictable and universal relations between expressive communication and social organization, here established for the first time, open up the possibility of a scientific aesthetics, useful to planners.
Music

American Ballads and Folk Songs

Author: Alan Lomax

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486282763

Category: Music

Page: 625

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Music and lyrics for over 200 songs. John Henry, Goin' Home, Little Brown Jug, Alabama-Bound, Ten Thousand Miles from Home, Shack Bully Holler, Black Betty, The Hammer Song, Bad Man Ballad, Jesse James, Down in the Valley, The Bear in the Hill, Shortenin' Bread, The Ballad of Davy Crockett, and many more.
Music

Our Singing Country

Folk Songs and Ballads

Author: Alan Lomax

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486410890

Category: Music

Page: 416

View: 4770

Melodies and words for over 200 authentic folk songs and ballads from all parts of the country -- spirituals, hollers, game songs, lullabies, courting songs, work songs, Cajun airs, breakdowns, many more.
Music

Alan Lomax

Selected Writings, 1934-1997

Author: Ronald Cohen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135949220

Category: Music

Page: 376

View: 337

Alan Lomax is a legendary figure in American folk music circles. Although he published many books, hundreds of recordings and dozens of films, his contributions to popular and academic journals have never been collected. This collection of writings, introduced by Lomax's daughter Anna, reintroduces these essential writings. Drawing on the Lomax Archives in New York, this book brings together articles from the 30s onwards. It is divided into four sections, each capturing a distinct period in the development of Lomax's life and career: the original years as a collector and promoter; the period from 1950-58 when Lomax was recording thorughout Europe; the folk music revival years; and finally his work in academia.
Music

American Ballads and Folk Songs

Author: John A. Lomax,Alan Lomax

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048631992X

Category: Music

Page: 672

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Music and lyrics for over 200 songs. John Henry, Goin' Home, Little Brown Jug, Alabama-Bound, Black Betty, The Hammer Song, Jesse James, Down in the Valley, The Ballad of Davy Crockett, and many more.
Music

Cantometrics

an approach to the anthropology of music

Author: Alan Lomax

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 276

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Music

Mister Jelly Roll

The Fortunes of Jelly Roll Morton, New Orleans Creole and Inventor of Jazz

Author: Alan Lomax

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520022379

Category: Music

Page: 318

View: 5119

Traces the jazz musician's career journey from Storyville to Broadway, showing the ways in which his unique compositions reflected the problems of America's poor
Music

Hard Hitting Songs for Hard-hit People

Author: Alan Lomax,Woody Guthrie,Pete Seeger

Publisher: New York : Oak Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 368

View: 2357

Collection of more than 150 American folk songs of the Depression and the Labor movement of the 1930's.
Music

The Land where the Blues Began

Author: Alan Lomax

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780385312851

Category: Music

Page: 539

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Lomax's account of African American oral traditions provides information on such legendary bluesmen as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, and Son House
African Americans

The Rainbow Sign

A Southern Documentary

Author: Alan Lomax

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: African Americans

Page: 209

View: 8452

History

Master Jelly Roll

Author: Alan Lomax

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781379091370

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 6182

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Music

The Southern Journey of Alan Lomax: Words, Photographs, and Music

Author: Tom Piazza

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393081077

Category: Music

Page: 136

View: 3408

A Best Photo Book of 2012 by American Photo. A new look at the legendary folklorist and his work. More than fifty years ago, on a trip dubbed “the Southern Journey,” Alan Lomax visited Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Tennessee, uncovering the little-known southern backcountry and blues music that we now consider uniquely American. Lomax’s camera was a constant companion, and his images of both legendary and anonymous folk musicians complement his famous field recordings. These photographs—largely unpublished—show musicians making music with family and friends at home, with fellow worshippers at church, and alongside workers and prisoners in the fields. Discussions of Lomax’s life and career by his disciple and lauded folklorist William Ferris, and a lyrical look at Lomax’s photographs by novelist and Grammy Award-winning music writer Tom Piazza, enrich this valuable collection.