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[Reading] ➮ Alan Lomax ➶ John Szwed – Altobmen.pro The remarkable life and times of the man who popularized American folk music and created the science of song Folklorist archivist anthropologist singer political activist talent scout ethnomusicologisThe remarkable life and times of the man who popularized American folk music and created the science of song Folklorist archivist anthropologist singer political activist talent scout ethnomusicologist filmmaker concert and record producer Alan Lomax is best remembered as the man who introduced folk music to the masses Lomax began his career making field recordings of rural music for the Library of Con.

Gress and by the late 1930s brought his discoveries to radio including Woody Guthrie Pete Seeger and Burl Ives By the 1940s he was producing concerts that brought white and black performers together and in the 1950s he set out to record the whole world Lomax was also a controversial figure When he worked for the U S government he was tracked by the FBI and when he worked in Britain MI5 continued the su.

ePUB altobmen.pro ¸ Alan Lomax Kindle Ö

ePUB altobmen.pro ¸ Alan Lomax Kindle Ö

alan epub lomax kindle Alan Lomax KindleGress and by the late 1930s brought his discoveries to radio including Woody Guthrie Pete Seeger and Burl Ives By the 1940s he was producing concerts that brought white and black performers together and in the 1950s he set out to record the whole world Lomax was also a controversial figure When he worked for the U S government he was tracked by the FBI and when he worked in Britain MI5 continued the su.

10 thoughts on “Alan Lomax

  1. Paul Bryant Paul Bryant says:

    ePUB altobmen.pro ¸ Alan Lomax Kindle Ö alan epub, lomax kindle, Alan Lomax KindleIf you’re American Alan Lomax probably recorded your grandma Alan Lomax was the man he was an American giant and he embodied or became embroiled in every twist and turn and up and down of every phase of American folk music in the 20th century As soon as he heard folk singers he knew it


  2. Nick Nick says:

    ePUB altobmen.pro ¸ Alan Lomax Kindle Ö alan epub, lomax kindle, Alan Lomax KindleThe title makes the same outsize claims as its subject did but Alan Lomax's contribution to the preservation of certain musical traditions is invaluable His obsessive recording trips often as John Szwed points out with primitive euipment gave us a record of popular music as it existed across America Europe and the Caribbean just before technology and mass marketed song vanuished it To him we owe recordings of African American fife and drums laments and lullabies from the far corners of Spain and Italy Caribbean rituals and he encouraged and influenced folklorists elsewhere The theoretical framework he tried to erect around this massive trove of recordings is less distinguished; he spent years trying to obtain academic bona fides for a sketchy universal theory of music and he tended to idealize what he called folk traditions as timeless and pure not far from being static museum pieces And his ambition knew no bounds he created folk operas and sent sugges


  3. Jacob Jacob says:

    ePUB altobmen.pro ¸ Alan Lomax Kindle Ö alan epub, lomax kindle, Alan Lomax KindleThis is not so much a biography of the man as one of his career But it was an incredible and fascinating career which makes this book worth reading for one interested in what he did So one is left with a feeling for the deeds of Lomax but despite the many pieces of his writing the reader does not get so much of who he was Interestingly there is only one photo of Lomax in the book so you also don't get that view of himI knew very little about Lomax going in to this book and I didn't live through the time period covered With that as a context I did get a 'myth making' feel out of the story arc It isn't that anything comes across as untrue there is far too much detail for that but it is clear


  4. Ron Davidson Ron Davidson says:

    ePUB altobmen.pro ¸ Alan Lomax Kindle Ö alan epub, lomax kindle, Alan Lomax KindleA comprehensive probably definitive study of the life and work of Alan Lomax one of the greatest most important Americans who has ever lived The audiobook goes into significant detail of the development of Lomax's views and work on folklore musicology and humanity in general beginning even before he was born with his family influences and the work of his father John Lomax a great musicologist and folklorist in his own right The author ably describes the ordeals Lomax endured in his uest to preserve and recognize the music and lifestyles of the folk of the world ordeals that included racism; anti communist hysteria white people who cared about the lives of black people were naturally assumed to be communists in the J Edgar Hoover one of the worst Americans who ever lived days; elitism academic and social; and a failure to understand the substance and significance of his workAfter finishing this book it is impossible not to conclude that Alan Lomax was truly a brilliant Renai


  5. Ray Dunsmore Ray Dunsmore says:

    ePUB altobmen.pro ¸ Alan Lomax Kindle Ö alan epub, lomax kindle, Alan Lomax KindleThis is an interesting book a book that attempts to tell the story of a man whose life was dedicated to the art of collecting stories and songs Interesting in theory for me though since in practice this is an exhausting read that is a hell


  6. Ryan Eshleman-Robles Ryan Eshleman-Robles says:

    ePUB altobmen.pro ¸ Alan Lomax Kindle Ö alan epub, lomax kindle, Alan Lomax KindlePainted in this biography probably truthfully as a champion of the disadvantaged genius Lomax is was a refreshing antithesis to the money seeking prodigy discoverers of today such as American Idol Instead of trying to find artists to fit the mainstream he tried to find and salvage what the mainstream was working intentionally and unintentionally


  7. Juliet Juliet says:

    ePUB altobmen.pro ¸ Alan Lomax Kindle Ö alan epub, lomax kindle, Alan Lomax KindleThis book was utterly absorbing Alan Lomax had his faults but his utter tenacity and unfailing dedication to capturing and understanding the world’s cultures through music la


  8. Derek Derek says:

    ePUB altobmen.pro ¸ Alan Lomax Kindle Ö alan epub, lomax kindle, Alan Lomax Kindle3 12 star book Well written and well researched but it really felt like the last 34s or so were skimpy on a lot of Lomax's worklife details as if Szwed was in a hurry to get done or something Worth reading


  9. Palmyrah Palmyrah says:

    ePUB altobmen.pro ¸ Alan Lomax Kindle Ö alan epub, lomax kindle, Alan Lomax KindleAs a musician and music lover with a strongly developed sense of history I have great respect for the late Alan Lomax and his work as a musicologist This one man studied recorded and preserved an improbably large share of the extant corpus of American folk music The influence of his recordings and writings on the development of popular music in the late twentieth century is matched by no one else not even Bob Dylan Indeed without Lomax Dylan might not even have e


  10. Dy-an Dy-an says:

    ePUB altobmen.pro ¸ Alan Lomax Kindle Ö alan epub, lomax kindle, Alan Lomax KindleIt has interesting moments but the book could have been half as long


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