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The Alan Lomax Collection: World Library of Folk and Primitive Music, Vol. 1 - England

Alan Lomax & Various Artists

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Alan Lomax is best known for his vital role in the preservation of American musical traditions, but he also captured music throughout the world, and this disc is filled with his work in England. He has preserved the little-known pub ballads and children's games that are so charming that you forgive some of the sonic shortcomings.

Biography

Born: 15 January 1915 in Austin, TX

Genre: World

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Few figures deserve greater credit for the preservation of America's folk music traditions than Alan Lomax. Scouring the backroads, honky tonks, and work camps of the Deep South, he unearthed a treasure trove of songs and singers, documenting the music of the common man for future generations to discover; through Lomax's pioneering efforts, cultural traditions ranging from the Delta blues to Appalachian folk to field hollers continue to live on, with his invaluable recordings offering a compelling...
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