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Author Topic: Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World  (Read 1104 times)

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Offline jostber

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



http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9780670021994,00.html



« Last Edit: November 23, 2010, 08:54:52 AM by jostber »

Offline Stumblin

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Re: Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2010, 04:38:44 AM »
Thanks for letting us know.
I've just pre-ordered a copy.

Offline oddenda

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Re: Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World
« Reply #3 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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