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Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded The World

Author: Szwed, John

Publisher: Penguin Books

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Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded The World : One of the most remarkable figures of the twentieth century, Alan Lomax was best known for bringing legendary musicians like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Muddy Waters, Lead Belly, and Burl Ives to the radio and introducing folk music to a mass audience. Now John Szwed, the acclaimed biographer of Miles Davis and Sun Ra, presents the first biography of Lomax, a man who was as influential as he was controversial - trailed for years by the FBI, criticized for his folk- song-collecting practices, denounced by some as a purist and by others as a popularizer. This authoritative work reveals how Lomax changed not only the way everyone in the country heard music but also the way they viewed America itself.

Category   Subject
Biography & Autobiography   General

ISBN 13:9780143120735
ISBN 10:0143120735
Size:8.42" l x 5.47" w x 1.03" h
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