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News: Finding Hidden Musical Gems, Inspired by Alan Lomax
Posted on Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 19:45:45 UTC
Topic: On The Scene

Field recording has deep American roots and among its lions were John and Alan Lomax, whose recordings fill thousands of slots in the Library of Congress, and whose work inspires the American Music Preservation Project. From the early part of the 20th century until Alan Lomax died in 2002, father and son roamed the nation's back roads, at first with primitive recording gear. They gathered music not from marquee singers or bands, but from farmworkers, cowboys, fishermen, inmates and church choirs. Complete Article





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