Many of you may not know life without accessible computers. Accessible at all, let alone home computers. You may have never looked at a card catalog, a periodical index, or old newspapers on reels of microfilm. You may not know what the Dewey Decimal System is. These were all required to do the most basic of research. And all would take place in a building outside of the home, requiring travel and time. But you've got Google. On your thing. How badly do you want to research something? How much effort do you want to put forth? Crack your knuckles punks, Alan Lomax wanted it bad.
Lomax was a fiend supreme. In a perfect world his archives would be online. False. Because it is an imperfect world, and his archives are online. Folk music of all sorts, blues, jazz, country, zydeco, cajun, and more, and that's just from the U.S. He went all over the country, not just the better known pockets. He also traveled, extensively, overseas. All over the Caribbean, Europe, Russia and North Africa. Lomax is not only one of the greatest music historians and archivists of any era, he is one of the greatest fiends, of any era and of any field. We are all Blues Hammer before him.
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Alan Lomax Music page at Cultural Equity
Alan Lomax Photo page at Cultural Equity
Portraits From the Lomax Collection at Photistoric
Alan Lomax Video page at Cultural Equity
Alan Lomax - Biography at Cultural Equity
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