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The Alan Lomax Sound Archive Online

Born in Austin, Texas in 1915, Alan Lomax was a folklorist, ethnomusicologist, and musician who traveled the United States and the world recording the performances of thousands of musicians, from Jelly Roll Morton and Woody Guthrie to little known folk singers in Haiti. On the Alan Lomax Sound Archive Online readers will find over 17,400 digital audio files, starting with Lomax's 1946 tape recordings and culminating in his late career recordings before his death in 2002. After absorbing the informative introduction on the landing page, readers may like to select the Sound Collections Guide icon to gain access to such highlights as the 1946 Calypso Concert, as well as recordings from Lomax's trip to Morocco in 1967, his travels in the Soviet occupied Central Asia in 1964, and many other treasures. For anyone fascinated by the world's folk music, the Alan Lomax archives are a source of wonders.
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