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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The British ballads became a new kind of form in their hand. And out of them came the blues, a new kind of song of commentary and satire, a song form which, after all, has become the main musical form of the whole human species.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 were doing a benefit for this Spanish cause, the Spanish Loyalists who were fighting against Franco, and Woody was on the show. It was one of the first nights he was in New York. He stepped out on the stage, this little tiny guy, big bushy hair, with this great voice and his guitar, and just electrified us all. I remember the first song I heard him sing: "Mention Dirty to My Heart."More Alan Lomax quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The British ballads became a new kind of form in their hand. And out of them came the blues, a new kind of song of commentary and satire, a song form which, after all, has become the main musical form of the whole human species.More Alan Lomax quotes [08/03/2011 03:08:52]

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