Alan Lomax, Assistant in Charge: The Library of Congress Letters, 1935-1945 PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Ronald D. Cohen

Alan Lomax, Assistant in Charge: The Library of Congress Letters, 1935-1945

University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: January 2011
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Alan Lomax (1915-2002) began working for the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress in 1936, first as a special and temporary assistant, then as the permanent Assistant in Charge, starting in June 1937, until he left in late 1942. He recorded such important musicians as Woody Guthrie, Muddy Waters, Aunt Molly Jackson, and Jelly Roll Morton. A reading and examination of his letters from 1935 to 1945 reveal someone who led an extremely complex, fascinating, and creative life, mostly as a public employee.While Lomax is noted for his field recordings, these collected letters, many signed "Alan Lomax, Assistant in Charge," are a trove of information until now available only at the Library of Congress. They make it clear that Lomax was very interested in the commercial hillbilly, race, and even popular recordings of the 1920s and after. These letters serve as a way of understanding Lomax's public and private life during some of his most productive and significant years. Lomax was one of the most stimulating and influential cultural workers of the twentieth century. Here he speaks for himself through his voluminous correspondence.
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Alan Lomax, Assistant in Charge – Ronald D Cohen

Lomax is explained here as not the dull, unapproachable type which some may guess at, having learned that he frequently signed his name as the title of this book does. Cohen brings the Library of Congress recordings and meetings which Lomax instigated and controlled, together in a piece of non-fiction, rather than a biography. Four out of five.
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Alan Lomax, Assistant in Charge: The Library of Congress Letters, 1935-1945 PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Ronald D. Cohen
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