HBD, Mr. Lomax

January 31st would have been the 100th birthday of musicologist Alan Lomax. Here's our interview about his long, and often complicated, legacy of recordings.

Alan Lomax

David Hajdu on Alan Lomax

David Hajdu recently wrote a controversial article for The New Republic about the legacy of Alan Lomax. Lomax and his father made field recordings of thousands of folk and blues songs including work by Leadbelly and Muddy Waters.

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