Cultural Equity Research Center

Alan Lomax

Source: Cultural Equity Research Center

This is the source for what I assume is most of Alan Lomax’s field recordings. I would need to go through the catalog numbers, but really I don’t want to; whether or not the complete recordings are available, this is a great resource for teaching or just for listening. I love the prison recordings and the Southern country blues in particular, but I’m also partial to the calypso and the other Caribbean recordings. I’m definitely assigning this for class listening projects, asking students to identify and describe or defend individual compositions or groups of compositions.

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