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Title: Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World
Post by: jostber on November 23, 2010, 02:41:54 AM
An new biography by reknown biographer John Szwed is coming up in short time:

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Title: Re: Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World
Post by: Stumblin on November 23, 2010, 04:38:44 AM
Thanks for letting us know.
I've just pre-ordered a copy.
Title: Re: Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World
Post by: oddenda on November 23, 2010, 12:50:44 PM
If it's by John, It's bound to be worthy! If you don't believe me, check out his book on Sun Ra!!

Peter B.
Title: Re: Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World
Post by: RB on November 24, 2010, 05:55:25 PM
As I oftern say, here I don't keep up with current musicology, so I know little about John Szwed's work but can say that I took a course from him (at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia) in 1970 or 1971 (or maybe 1972) and wrote a paper on Huddie Leadbetter for which I rec'd a good mark.  I doubt if the paper was really good--though it was much more detailed than most writing on rural African American musicians that I had read at that time (and I'd read a good deal of what was then published)--but neglected--youth--to keep a copy of same, so have been able to think of it without criticism, in the pristine land of memory only.

As to Lomax, while I have always very much appreciated some aspects of him, I have for a long time not felt very good about other aspects of his career.
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