Alan Lomax : The Man Who Recorded the World

Alan Lomax : The Man Who Recorded the World

Description

The definitive biography of Alan Lomax-from John Szwed,"the best music biographer in the business" (L.A. Weekly).

One of the most remarkable figures of the twentieth century, Alan Lomax was best known for bringing legendary musicians like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Muddy Waters, Lead Belly, and Burl Ives to the radio and introducing folk music to a mass audience. Now John Szwed, the acclaimed biographer of Miles Davis and Sun Ra, presents the first biography of Lomax, a man who was as influential as he was controversial-trailed for years by the FBI, criticized for his folk- song-collecting practices, denounced by some as a purist and by others as a popularizer. This authoritative work reveals how Lomax changed not only the way everyone in the country heard music but also the way they viewed America itself.


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Details

Author(s)
John Szwed
Format
Paperback | 438 pages
Dimensions
141 x 213 x 25mm | 367g
Publication date
27 Dec 2011
Publisher
Penguin Putnam Inc
Imprint
Penguin USA
Publication City/Country
New York, NY, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0143120735
ISBN13
9780143120735
Bestsellers rank
365,541