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[Download] ➼ Alan Lomax ➻ John Szwed – Pildoracosto.info The remarkable life and times of the man who popularized American folk music and created the science of song Folklorist archivist anthropologist singer political activist talent scout ethnomusicologis[Download] ➼ Alan Lomax ➻ John Szwed – Pildoracosto.info The remarkable life and times of the man who popularized American folk music and created the science of song Folklorist archivist anthropologist singer political activist talent scout ethnomusicologis The remarkable life and times of the man who popularized American folk music and created the science of song Folklorist archivist anthropologist singer political activist talent scout ethnomusicologist filmmaker conc.

Ert and record producer Alan Lomax is best remembered as the man who introduced folk music to the masses Lomax began his career making field recordings of rural music for the Library of Congress and by the late s brought his discoveries to radio including Woody Guthrie Pete Seeger and Burl Ives By the s he was producing concerts that brought white and black performers together and in the s he set out to record the whole world Lomax was also a controversial figure When he worked for the U.

alan epub lomax ebok Alan Lomax KindleErt and record producer Alan Lomax is best remembered as the man who introduced folk music to the masses Lomax began his career making field recordings of rural music for the Library of Congress and by the late s brought his discoveries to radio including Woody Guthrie Pete Seeger and Burl Ives By the s he was producing concerts that brought white and black performers together and in the s he set out to record the whole world Lomax was also a controversial figure When he worked for the U.

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  1. Paul Bryant Paul Bryant says:

    Alan Lomax eBook ô Ebook alan epub, lomax ebok, Alan Lomax KindleIf you’re American Alan Lomax probably recorded your grandma Alan Lomax was the man he was an American giant and he embodied or became embroiled in every twist and turn and up and down of every phase of American folk music in the 20th century As soon as he heard folk singers he knew it was all pure gold There was no money in anything he did but it didn’t stop him He was too impatient for the academics he attempted gargantuan feats of research with no resources


  2. Nick Nick says:

    Alan Lomax eBook ô Ebook alan epub, lomax ebok, Alan Lomax KindleThe title makes the same outsize claims as its subject did but Alan Lomax's contribution to the preservation of certain musical traditions is invaluable His obsessive recording trips often as John Szwed points out with primitive equipment gave us a record of popular music as it existed across America Europe and the Caribbean just before technology and mass marketed song vanquished it To him we owe recordings of African American fife and drums laments and lullabies from the far corners of Spain and Italy Caribbean rituals and he encouraged and influenced folklorists elsewhere The theoretical framework he tried to erect around this massive trove of recordings is less distinguished he spent years trying to obtain academic bona fides for a sketchy universal theory of music and he tended to idealize what he called folk traditions as timeless and pure not far from being static museum pieces And his ambition knew no bounds he cr


  3. Jacob Jacob says:

    Alan Lomax eBook ô Ebook alan epub, lomax ebok, Alan Lomax KindleThis is not so much a biography of the man as one of his career But it was an incredible and fascinating career which makes this book worth reading for one interested in what he did So one is left with a feeling for the deeds of Lomax but despite the many pieces


  4. Ron Davidson Ron Davidson says:

    Alan Lomax eBook ô Ebook alan epub, lomax ebok, Alan Lomax KindleA comprehensive probably definitive study of the life and work of Alan Lomax one of the greatest most important Americans who has ever lived The audiobook goes into significant detail of the development of Lomax's views and work on folklore musicology and humanity in general beginning even before he was born with his family influences and the work of his father John Lomax a great musicologist and folklorist in his own


  5. Ray Dunsmore Ray Dunsmore says:

    Alan Lomax eBook ô Ebook alan epub, lomax ebok, Alan Lomax KindleThis is an interesting book a book that attempts to tell the story of a man whose life was dedicated to the art of collecting stories and songs Interesting in theory for me though since in practice this is an exhausting read that is a hell of a slog to plow through The book is nothing but an endless name dropping of people that I have never heard of save Leadbelly and Jelly Roll Morton the only two names in this book so far that I've seen before Maybe that's a slight on my intelligence maybe it's a poor reflection on my behalf Maybe it isn't and this is just a boring bo


  6. Ryan EshlemanRobles Ryan EshlemanRobles says:

    Alan Lomax eBook ô Ebook alan epub, lomax ebok, Alan Lomax KindlePainted in this biography probably truthfully as a champion of the disadvantaged genius Lomax is was a refreshing antithesis to the money seeking prodigy discoverers of today such as American Idol Instead of trying to find artists to fit the mainstream he tried to find and salvage what the mainstream was working intentionally and unintentionally to either destroy or usurp for its own purposesSzwed's telling of Lomax's story reads a bit like a laundry list I would have preferred a collection of letters annotated with bits of necessary background knowledge


  7. Juliet Juliet says:

    Alan Lomax eBook ô Ebook alan epub, lomax ebok, Alan Lomax KindleThis book was utterly absorbing Alan Lomax had his faults but his utter tenacity and unfailing dedication to capturing and understanding the world’s cultures through music later dance and speech is breathtakingIt’s also extremely relevant for where we are now in such a fractured and polarized America As Szwed puts it “he felt that the solution to the country’s internal crisis lay in some form of multicultural awareness a process of making all peoples aware of their histories and creating pride in what America had achieved with its cultural mix”By recognizing and elevating original folk music by Black America especially Lomax embodied the view that “Folklorists should be interpreters to the world outside the folk community but they should also champion these peoples who are subjects to the control of the modern world”As much as I loved reading this book I did get frustrated at times with the density of cert


  8. Derek Derek says:

    Alan Lomax eBook ô Ebook alan epub, lomax ebok, Alan Lomax Kindle3 12 star book Well written and well researched but it really felt like the last 34s or so were skimpy on a lot of Lomax's worklife details as if Szwed was in a hurry to get done or something Worth reading


  9. Palmyrah Palmyrah says:

    Alan Lomax eBook ô Ebook alan epub, lomax ebok, Alan Lomax KindleAs a musician and music lover with a strongly developed sense of history I have great respect for the late Alan Lomax and his work as a musicologist This one man studied recorded and preserved an improbably large share of the extant corpus of American folk music The influence of his recordings and writings on the development of popular music in the late twentieth century is matched by no one else not even Bob Dylan Indeed without Lomax Dylan might not even have existed More broadly still black American music might never have found a mass white audience if not for his efforts which means the great creative explosion that resulted from this cultural conjunction couldn’t have happened without him either The world owes Alan Lomax an incommensurable artisti


  10. Dyan Dyan says:

    Alan Lomax eBook ô Ebook alan epub, lomax ebok, Alan Lomax KindleIt has interesting moments but the book could have been half as long


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