Friday, March 09, 2012

Alan Lomax Music Archive

Alan Lomax was a well known music collector and folklorist, who collected songs, interviewed performers and photographed their performances for many years. His earlier work is at the Library of Congress, and may be digitized someday, but his work from the late 1940s to the end of his career in the 1990s is now online and available. Thousands of song recordings, radio programs, interviews and more from a wide variety of traditions and parts of the world. He is pictured here, right, interviewing a Spanish folk musician in 1952. We have a link to this site as well as a lot of other music resources in our research guide to music.

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