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Thread #134821 Message #3085939
Posted By: GUEST,M Allen
31-Jan-11 - 11:56 AM
Thread Name: New Alan Lomax biography reviewed
Subject: RE: New Alan Lomax biography reviewed
Ms Maslin: "Mr. Szwed ticks off Lomax's pie-in-the-sky plans for 75 new albums, including two reissues, three square-dance records with calls and two anthologies."
"Pie-in-the-sky?" In the late 90s and early naughts Rounder Records issued over 100 new CDs of Lomax's recordings, much of it previously unreleased material. The re-mastered reissue of Jelly Roll Morton's extended interviews and recordings won several Grammy Awards, including one for Mr. Szwed. Many more were in the works when Rounder went out of the CD business. In 2010 Harte Records issued 10 more CDs of previously unreleased Hatian material and film clips that have been nominated for a Grammy.