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.
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]
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]
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]
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 essence of America lies not in the headlined heroes...but in the everyday folks who live and die unknown, yet leave their dreams as legaciesMore Alan Lomax quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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