Alan Lomax

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Alan Lomax (31 January 1915 – 19 July 2002) was an American field collectors of folk music of the 20th century. He was also a folklorist, ethnomusicologist, archivist, writer, scholar, political activist, oral historian, and film-maker.

Documentary film
  • The Rainbow Sign, New York: Duell, Sloan and Pierce, 1959.
  • Folk Songs of North America, New York: Doubleday, 1960.
  • editor, with Moses Asch, The Leadbelly Songbook, intro. Moses Asch, New York: Oak Publications, 1962.
  • editor, The Penguin Book of American Folk Songs, Penguin, 1965.
  • Folk Song Style and Culture, Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1968. [1]
  • editor, with Raoul Abdul, 3000 Years of Black Poetry, New York: Dodd Mead Company, 1969; Fawcett, 1971.
  • Cantometrics: An Approach to the Anthropology of Music: Audiocassettes and a Handbook, University of California Media Extension Center, 1976.
  • The Land Where the Blues Began, New York: New Press, 1993, 539 pp.
  • with John A. Lomax, American Ballads and Folk Songs, Dover, 1994. Music and lyrics for over 200 songs.
  • Selected Writings, 1934-1997, ed. Ronald D. Cohen, Routledge, 2003, 363 pp.
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