Man Who Recorded the World A Biography of Alan Lomax

ISBN-10: 0143120735
ISBN-13: 9780143120735
Edition: N/A
Authors: John Szwed
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Book details

List price: $21.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/27/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

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.

Introduction
From Chisholm Trail to Harvard Yard
Road Scholars
The Saga of Lead Belly
Travels with Zora Neale Hurston and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle
Honeymoon in Haiti
Doctor Jazz
Bohemian Folklorist
A Bourgeois Town
The People's War
The Century of the Common Man
Living on the Black List
The Grand Tour
Skiffle: From Folk to Pop
The American Campaign Resumed
The Science of Folk Song
To Hear the World in a Grain of Sand
The Culture War
The Global Jukebox: "Got the World in a Jug, the Stopper in My Hand"
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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