Alan Lomax

Alan Lomax

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.
I knew Bobby Dylan back in the days when he lived in the village. He used to come and see me and sing songs for me, saying they ought to go into my next collected book on American folk music.More Alan Lomax quotes [08/03/2011 03:08:44]
He learned through the way that my father and I felt about his songs, his country songs, that they were great songs. And then he went out and sang them for the audiences that we found, and he found a tremendous reaction to that.More Alan Lomax quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The dimension of cultural equity needs to be added to the humane continuum of liberty, freedom of speech and religion, and social justice.More Alan Lomax quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We went over Lead Belly's repertory with him. And we helped him round it off into concert form so that when he got up in front of his audience, he sang ballads and work songs and lullabies and children's games and square-dance tunes, the whole thing.More Alan Lomax quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Back in the early 30s, Woody and Lead Belly were musical cronies. At all the New York folk-song parties of that day - and the guitar picking population of New York at that time consisted of about ten people, if you can believe it - Lead Belly and Woody were the stars. And usually after all of us had decided to go to bed, Woody would go home with Lead Belly and they'd sit up and play until morning.More Alan Lomax quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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