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By Ronald D. Cohen

ISBN-10: 1604738006

ISBN-13: 9781604738001

ISBN-10: 1628460601

ISBN-13: 9781628460605

Alan Lomax (1915-2002) all started operating for the Archive of yankee folks track on the Library of Congress in 1936, first as a different and transitority assistant, then because the everlasting Assistant responsible, beginning in June 1937, till he left in past due 1942. He recorded such very important musicians as Woody Guthrie, Muddy Waters, Aunt Molly Jackson, and Jelly Roll Morton. A studying and exam of his letters from 1935 to 1945 show somebody who led a very complicated, attention-grabbing, and inventive lifestyles, regularly as a public employee.

While Lomax is famous for his box recordings, those amassed letters, many signed "Alan Lomax, Assistant in Charge," are a trove of data earlier to be had merely on the Library of Congress. They make it transparent that Lomax used to be very attracted to the industrial hillbilly, race, or even renowned recordings of the Twenties and after. those letters function a manner of realizing Lomax's private and non-private existence in the course of a few of his most efficient and critical years. Lomax was once the most stimulating and influential cultural staff of the 20 th century. the following he speaks for himself via his voluminous correspondence.

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