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Review: Global Jukebox -LOMAX

GUEST,.gargoyle 23 Jul 17 - 10:32 AM
GUEST,John Bowden (not a typo!) 23 Jul 17 - 03:44 PM
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Subject: Review: Global Jukebox -LOMAX
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 23 Jul 17 - 10:32 AM

The New York Times has run several articles in recent years about Alan Lomax in their Culture section. The Wednesday, July 19, 2017, International print edition p. 14, headlines "6,000 folk songs, a click away".

The writer, Giovanni Russonello, references:

- ACE - Association for Cultural Equity
- Global Jukebox - a free interactive portal to 6,000 Lomax recordings (mostly first time available)
- Cantometrics - patterns to sift global origins based on 41 variables
- World Wide Musical Heritage map
- Digitizing Lomax's Delta Blues recordings


A previous April, 2017 article gives a link to the ACE Jukebox:

www.nytimes.com/2017/04/18/arts/music/alan-lomax-recordings-the-global-jukebox-digitized.html

Some previous articles

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/31/arts/music/the-alan-lomax-collection-from-the-american-folklife-center.html

OBITUARY

www.nytimes.com/2002/07/20/arts/alan-lomax-who-raised-voice-of-folk-music-in-us-dies-at-87.html

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

I am quite surprised at how recent the recordings are....somehow I had envisioned his collecting being in the 1920's and 30's. Our own Dick and Susan were his virtual contemporaries.


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Subject: RE: Review: Global Jukebox -LOMAX
From: GUEST,John Bowden (not a typo!)
Date: 23 Jul 17 - 03:44 PM

"I am quite surprised at how recent the recordings are....somehow I had envisioned his collecting being in the 1920's and 30's. Our own Dick and Susan were his virtual contemporaries."

Alan Lomax was born in 1915, so he'd have had to be quite a child prodigy to be collecting in the 1920s! You're probably thinking of his father, John Lomax. Alan is particularly known over here in the UK for his collecting work with Shirley Collins in 1959


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