Folklorist Alan Lomax: Everyone Has A Story

Picture of Folklorist Alan Lomax: Everyone Has A Story In 1959, Alan Lomax traveled through the American South to record the stories of folk musicians. Shirley Collins/Library of Congress



Alan Lomax was said to have brought on a musical revolution. He devoted his life to recording folk music from around the world, traveling everywhere from Mississippi to Japan searching for folk songs to record. A new book by John Szwed looks at Lomax's legacy.


Alan Lomax wanted to create a record of world sound. From 1933 until he stopped working in 2002, two years before his death, Lomax devoted his life to preserving the folk songs of the past.




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