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Thread #134821   Message #3069493
Posted By: Desert Dancer
07-Jan-11 - 05:00 PM
Thread Name: New Alan Lomax biography reviewed
Subject: New Alan Lomax biography
There is a new biography of Alan Lomax out: Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World, by John Szwed, a professor of Music and Jazz Studies at Columbia University (link is to

Here are some announcements/reviews:

The Independent (UK)

Cleveland Plain Dealer

New Statesman

There's been an interview with the author on WNYC, by Leonard Lopate.

On NPR's "Fresh Air", they have re-run a 1990 interview with Lomax by Terry Gross: Folklorist Alan Lomax: Everyone Has A Story

I'm looking forward to reading it.

~ Becky in Long Beach