Alan Lomax

January 31, 1915 - July 19, 2002
Alan Lomax portrait

Musicologist, writer, and producer Alan Lomax (b. Austin, Texas, 1915) spent over six decades working to promote knowledge and appreciation of the world’s folk music. He began his career in 1933 alongside his father, the pioneering folklorist John Avery Lomax, author of the best-selling Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads (1910). In 1934, the two launched an effort to expand the holdings of recorded folk music at the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress (established 1928), gathering thousands of field recordings of folk musicians throughout the American South, Southwest, Midwest, and Northeast, as well as in Haiti and the Bahamas. Their collecting resulted in several popular and influential anthologies of American folk songs, including American Ballads and Folk Songs (New York: Macmillan, 1934); Negro Folk Songs as Sung by Lead Belly (New York: Macmillan, 1936), the first in depth biographical study of an American folk musician; Our Singing Country (with Ruth Crawford Seeger) (New York: Macmillian, 1941); and Folk Song USA (New York: Duell, Sloan and Pierce 1947).

After completing a philosophy degree at the University of Texas in 1936, Lomax conducted field research in Haiti with his wife, Elizabeth Lyttleton Harold. The next year, Lomax was appointed Assistant in Charge of the Archive of American Folk Song. In 1939, while doing graduate work in anthropology at Columbia University, he produced the first of several radio series for CBS. American Folk SongsWellsprings of Music, and the prime-time series, Back Where I Come From, exposed national audiences to regional American music and such homegrown talents as Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Aunt Molly Jackson, Josh White, the Golden Gate Quartet, Burl Ives, and Pete Seeger.

A joint field trip conducted by the Library of Congress and Fisk University in 1941 and 1942, and described in Lomax’s 1993 memoir, The Land Where the Blues Began, took him even deeper into the musical and cultural world of the African American South. In the hill country of Mississippi, he documented styles of fife-and-drum and quills (panpipes) music, ground-hugging dance, and hocketing song that had kept remarkably close to their African roots. In the Delta he interviewed and made the first recordings of 29-year-old singer and guitarist McKinley Morganfield, later known as Muddy Waters. In 1947, for the fifth time, Lomax returned to Mississippi with the first portable tape recorder to make high-fidelity recordings of Delta church services and of the prisoners’ work songs at Parchman Farm (the notorious state penitentiary), which he ranked among the world’s great music.

In the 1950s, Lomax compiled and edited an 18-volume LP series for Columbia Records anthologizing world folk music (a project which anticipated a similar UNESCO world music series by several years). His collecting and his collaborations for this project — with Diego Carpitella in Italy, Seamus Ennis in Ireland, Peter Kennedy in England, and Hamish Henderson in Scotland — laid the foundations for folk song revivals in those countries. Lomax, Kennedy, and their colleagues introduced scores of listeners to British and world folk music through BBC radio and television.

Returning to the United States in 1958, Lomax set out on two more long field trips through the American South. His stereo Southern Journey recordings resulted in nineteen albums issued on the Atlantic and Prestige International labels in the early 1960s. In 1962 he made an extensive survey of traditional music in the Eastern Caribbean, also in stereo, under the auspices of the University of the West Indies. Together with his Haitian and Bahamian recordings of the 1930s, and recordings made in Santo Domingo in 1967, Lomax’s Caribbean corpus amounts to some 150 hours of music, interviews, and konts (story-songs).

While in his sixties, Lomax embarked on a final series of field trips to the American South and Southwest, this time with a film crew and script ideas for exploring several fertile regional and ethnic American musical cultures. This resulted in American Patchwork, a prize-winning five-hour television series, which aired on PBS in 1990. Also in 1990, Blues in the Mississippi Night was reissued on Rykodisc, and Sounds of the South, a four-CD set of Lomax’s 1959 Southern recordings, was reissued by Atlantic Records in 1993. The Alan Lomax Collection (1997–2007), a CD series anthologizing Lomax’s six-decade recording career, numbers over a hundred volumes.

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Joe Savage, Walter Brown, and friends: Take This Hammer (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Savage, Joe Aug , 1978 79
Stanley & Hattie Hicks: Fox Chase (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Hicks, Stanley; Performer: Hicks, Hattie Sep 8, 1982
Tommy Jarrell: Sally Anne (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Chatfield, Ray; Performer: Bodie, Frank; Performer: McMillian, Chester Jun 23, 1983
Tommy Jarrell: I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground (Tempy) (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Chatfield, Ray; Performer: Bodie, Frank; Performer: McMillian, Chester Jul 23, 1983
Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the Glass House: Bongo Beep (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: David, Greg; Performer: Marshall, Jennell; Performer: Harris, Kevin May 16, 1982
Flat-footing with John Dee Holeman and Algia Mae Hinton (5 of 9) (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Hinton, Algia Mae; Performer: Holeman, John Dee Jul 29, 1983
Tommy Jarrell: Let Me Fall (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Chatfield, Ray; Performer: Bodie, Frank; Performer: McMillian, Chester Jul , 1983
Othar Turner and the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band: The Call (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Ware, Eddie Aug , 1978 127
Part 7 of 11: Picnic with Napoleon Strickland & Como Drum Corps (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Strickland, Napoleon Spr 8, 1978 15
Sensational Friendly Brothers: Where Shall I Be... (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Sensational Friendly… Aug 11, 1978 77
Sam Chatmon: How Long (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Chatmon, Sam Aug , 1978 73
Boyd Rivers & Ruth May Rivers: Fire In My Bones (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Rivers, Ruth May Aug 30, 1978 42
Iona Raybon and Beatrice Austin on Treme, second lining, and funeral parades (1/2) (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Austin, Beatrice; Performer: Raybon, Iona May 16, 1982
Kid Thomas Band at Preservation Hall: I'm Alone Because I Love You (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Humphrey, Willie; Performer: Paul, Emmanuel; Performer: Sayles, Emanuel May 17, 1982
Belton Sutherland's field holler (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Sutherland, Belton Sep 3, 1978 56
Wiregrass Sacred Harp Singers: Give Me Just A Little More Time (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Harvey, Bernice; Performer: Griggs, Pauline; Performer: Belcher, Annie Joyce Jul , 1983
Joe Savage's field holler: I woke up soon one morning (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Savage, Joe Aug 22, 1978 86
Martha Woodard: Murillo's Lesson, #358 (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Woodard, Martha Jun , 1982
Greenville levee-camp conversation (part 10 of 12) (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: (Unknown), Arthur Aug 22, 1978 170
Southern Appalachian Cloggers at the Georgia Mountain Fair (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Southern Mountain Cloggers Aug , 1983
White Eagles Mardi Gras Indians: My Big Chief's Got the Golden Crown #2 (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Millon, Jake; Performer: White Eagle Mardi Gras… May , 1982
Jack Owens: Give Me Your Money, Baby (I) (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Owens, Jack 136
Kid Thomas Band at Preservation Hall: When the Saints Go Marching In (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Valentine, Kid Thomas; Performer: Humphrey, Willie; Performer: Paul, Emmanuel
R.L. Burnside's wood-chopping holler (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Burnside, R. L. Aug 28, 1978 41
Michael Doucet & BeauSoleil: Bonsoir Moreau (1985) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Breaux, Pat; Performer: Alesi, Tommy; Performer: Alesi, Tommy Feb , 1985
Dennis McGee: Adieu Rosa (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: McGee, Dennis
Janie Hunter and the Moving Star Hall Singers: Jonah (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Pinckney, Mary; Performer: Bligen, Benjy; Performer: Smith, Bertha
Girls dancing in New Orleans (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan
Greenville levee-camp conversation (part 2 of 12) (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Hart, William S. 6
Leatha Eller: The Heavenly Light Is Shining On Me (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Eller, Lawrence; Performer: Eller, Vaughn; Performer: Eller, Leatha
White Eagles Mardi Gras Indians: Shallow Water O Mama, camera A (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Millon, Jake; Performer: White Eagle Mardi Gras… May , 1982
Lucius Smith: Beaver Dam (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Hemphill, Jessie Mae Aug 28, 1978 113
Jack Owens: When the Saints Go Marching In (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Owens, Jack 172
Ernie K-Doe: T'aint It the Truth (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: K-Doe, Ernie
Part 6 of 9: Rising Star Fife & Drum Band at Othar Turner's farm (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Ware, Eddie Aug , 1978 95
Sam Chatmon: Hollandale Blues (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Chatmon, Sam Aug , 1978 128
Bill Russell's violin improvisation and New Orleans jazz archive (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Russel, William (Bill) May , 1982
Napoleon Strickland: Rock Me All Night Long (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Strickland, Napoleon Aug 29, 1978 130
Sam Chatmon: Bumblebee Blues (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Chatmon, Sam Aug , 1978 57
White Eagles Mardi Gras Indians: To-Way-Bac-A-Way #2, camera A (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Millon, Jake; Performer: White Eagle Mardi Gras… Jun , 1982
Sam Chatmon: Trouble In Mind (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Chatmon, Sam Aug , 1978 81
Bertha Smith and the Moving Star Hall Singers: Eli, Eli (Somebody Call Eli) (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Bligen, Benjy; Performer: Pinckney, Mary; Performer: Jenkins, Esau Aug , 1983
Accent: music and dance of the Georgia Sea Islands (1962) Recordist: CBS; Performer: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Armstrong, Joe; Performer: Dixon, Joe 1962
Part 9 of 11: Picnic with Napoleon Strickland & Como Drum Corps (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Strickland, Napoleon Aug 25, 1978 26
Joe Savage: Peace In the Valley (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Savage, Joe 97
Nimrod Workman does the crab-walk (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Workman, Nimrod Jul 26, 1983
Joe Thompson, Odell Thompson, and friends: Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Thompson, Odell; Performer: Thompson, Joe
Part 11 of 11: Picnic with Napoleon Strickland & Como Drum Corps (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Strickland, Napoleon Aug 25, 1978 11
Dennis McGee & Sady Courville: La Valse du Vacher (Cowboy Waltz) (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Courville, Sady; Performer: McGee, Dennis
Belton Sutherland: I Got Trouble (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Sutherland, Belton Sep 3, 1978 70
The Wootten family: Present Joys, #318 (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan Jun 4, 1982
Sam Chatmon: T.B. Blues (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Chatmon, Sam Aug , 1978 133
Johnny Brooks: Signifying monkey story (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Brooks, Johnny Aug 22, 1978 122
Sam Chatmon: Careless Love (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Chatmon, Sam Aug , 1978 94
Sheila Kay Adams: Little Margaret (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Adams, Sheila Kay Sep , 1982
White Eagles Mardi Gras Indians: To-Way-Bac-A-Way #1, camera A (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Millon, Jake; Performer: White Eagle Mardi Gras… May , 1982
Tommy Jarrell: John Brown's Dream (pt. 2) (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Chatfield, Ray; Performer: Bodie, Frank; Performer: McMillian, Chester Jul 23, 1983
Joe Savage's field holler: You kill a man in Louisiana (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Savage, Joe Aug 22, 1978 121
Tommy Jarrell: Breaking Up Christmas (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Jones, Rhys; Performer: Chatfield, Ray; Performer: Bodie, Frank Jul 23, 1983
Tommy Jarrell: John Brown's Dream (pt. 1) (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Chatfield, Ray; Performer: Bodie, Frank; Performer: McMillian, Chester Jul 23, 1983
Greenville section crew: calling and lining track (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Harkin, Henry Aug 31, 1978 166
Doodle Thrower and friends: Swing Low Sweet Chariot (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Thrower, John (Doodle) Sep 11, 1982
Charles Kuralt interviews Alan Lomax, part 3 of 4 (1991) Recordist: CBS; Performer: Kuralt, Charles; Performer: Lomax, Alan 1991 3
Part 1 of 4: Roustabout reminiscences on the Greenville levee (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Brown, Walter Aug 22, 1978 161
Sensational Friendly Brothers: Heaven Is My Goal (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: The Sensational… Aug 11, 1978 91
Sam Chatmon: Make Me A Pallet On the Floor (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Chatmon, Sam Aug , 1978 47
Walter Brown's levee-camp payday rhyme (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Brown, Walter Aug 22, 1978 24
Lucius Smith: You Can't Read, You Can't Write (The Eighth of January) (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Hemphill, Jessie Mae Aug 28, 1978 112
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 1: A New Look At An Ancient Land (part 1) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC Mar 7, 1955 1
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 1: A New Look At An Ancient Land (part 2) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC Mar 7, 1955 2
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 1: A New Look At An Ancient Land (part 3) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC Mar 7, 1955 3
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 1: A New Look At An Ancient Land (part 4) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC Mar 7, 1955 4
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 2: The Italian Musical Calendar (part 1) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC Mar 23, 1955 5
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 2: The Italian Musical Calendar (part 2) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC Mar 23, 1955 6
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 2: The Italian Musical Calendar (part 3) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC Mar 23, 1955 7
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 2: The Italian Musical Calendar (part 4) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC Mar 23, 1955 8
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 4: Italian Work Songs (part 1) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC Apr 17, 1955 9
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 4: Italian Work Songs (part 2) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC Apr 17, 1955 10
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 4: Italian Work Songs (part 3) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC Apr 17, 1955 11
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 4: Italian Work Songs (part 4) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC Apr 17, 1955 12
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 5: Songs of the Italian Alps (part 1) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC May 5, 1955 13
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 5: Songs of the Italian Alps (part 2) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC May 5, 1955 14
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 5: Songs of the Italian Alps (part 3) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC May 5, 1955 15
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 5: Songs of the Italian Alps (part 4) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC May 5, 1955 16
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 6: Folk Music from the Heart of Italy (part 1) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC May 15, 1955 17
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 6: Folk Music from the Heart of Italy (part 2) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC May 15, 1955 18
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 6: Folk Music from the Heart of Italy (part 3) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC May 15, 1955 19
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 6: Folk Music from the Heart of Italy (part 4) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC May 15, 1955 20
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 6: Folk Music from the Heart of Italy (part 5) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC May 15, 1955 21
Folk Music of Italy, episode 7: East of Naples (part 1) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC Jun 2, 1955 22
Folk Music of Italy, episode 7: East of Naples (part 2) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC Jun 2, 1955 23
Folk Music of Italy, episode 7: East of Naples (part 3) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC Jun 2, 1955 24
Folk Music of Italy, episode 7: East of Naples (part 4) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC Jun 2, 1955 25
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 8: Calabria, Sicily, and Sardinia (part 1) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC Jun 13, 1955 26
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 8: Calabria, Sicily, and Sardinia (part 2) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC Jun 13, 1955 27
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 8: Calabria, Sicily, and Sardinia (part 3) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC Jun 13, 1955 28
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 8: Calabria, Sicily, and Sardinia (part 4) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC Jun 13, 1955 29
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 8: Calabria, Sicily, and Sardinia (part 5) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC Jun 13, 1955 30
I Heard Scotland Singing Performer: Lomax, Alan; Performer: MacBeath, Jimmy; Performer: Gillies, Mary; Performer: MacColl, Ewan Dec 4, 1951
Bound For Glory (I) Performer: White, Joshua; Performer: Terry, Sonny; Performer: McGhee, Brownie; Performer: Lomax, Alan Jan 5, 1945 1
Bound For Glory (II) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Ives, Burl; Performer: Guthrie, Woody; Broadcaster: Armed Forces Radio Jan 5, 1945 2
Bound For Glory: Roll On, United Nations (I) Performer: White, Joshua; Performer: Terry, Sonny; Performer: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Ives, Burl Jan 5, 1945 1
Bound For Glory: Roll On, United Nations (II) Performer: White, Joshua; Performer: Terry, Sonny; Performer: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Ives, Burl Jan 5, 1945 2
Bound For Glory: Get Along, Mr. Hitler (I) Performer: White, Joshua; Performer: Terry, Sonny; Performer: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Ives, Burl Jan 5, 1945 1
Bound For Glory: Get Along, Mr. Hitler (II) Performer: White, Joshua; Performer: Terry, Sonny; Performer: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Ives, Burl Jan 5, 1945 2
Bound For Glory: Get Along, Mr. Hitler (III) Performer: White, Joshua; Performer: Terry, Sonny; Performer: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Ives, Burl Jan 5, 1945 3
Your Ballad Man: Singing Newspaper (part 1) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: Mutual Broadcasting Company… Jul 17, 1948 1
Your Ballad Man: Singing Newspaper (part 2) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: Mutual Broadcasting Company… Jul 17, 1948 2
Your Ballad Man: Thanksgiving (part 1) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: Mutual Broadcasting Company… Nov 22, 1948 1
Your Ballad Man: Thanksgiving (part 2) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: Mutual Broadcasting Company… Nov 22, 1948 2
Your Ballad Man: Nonsense Show (part 1) Performer: Dick, Elsie; Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: Mutual Broadcasting Company… May 8, 1948 1
Your Ballad Man: Nonsense Show (part 2) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: Mutual Broadcasting Company… May 8, 1948 2
American Portraits: Jelly Roll Morton (part 1) Performer: Morton, Ferdinand (Jelly…; Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: Radio Research… 1938 1
American Portraits: Jelly Roll Morton (part 2) Performer: Morton, Ferdinand (Jelly…; Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: Radio Research… 1938 2
Bukka White with Howlin' Wolf: World Boogie (1966) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Brown, Christine; Performer: Wolf; Performer: Watson, Willard Jul , 1966
Boyd Rivers & Ruth May Rivers: I Done Died One Time (Ain't Gonna Die No More) (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: May, Ruth Aug 30, 1978 92
Napoleon Strickland and kids: fife-and-drum picnic preparation (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Strickland, Napoleon Aug 25, 1978 10
John Dee Holeman & Algia Mae Hinton: Yall Come (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Hinton, Algia Mae; Performer: Holeman, John Dee Jul 29, 1983
Demonstration video for the Global Jukebox (1998) Recordist: D'Arcangelo, Gideon; Recordist: Strickland, Rachel; Performer: D'Arcangelo, Gideon; Performer: Lomax, Alan 1
Sing Miller & Kid Thomas' band: Sing's Blues (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Valentine, Kid Thomas; Performer: Humphrey, Willie; Performer: Paul, Emmanuel May 17, 1982
Part 3 of 9: Rising Star Fife & Drum Band at Othar Turner's farm (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Ware, Eddie Aug , 1978 12
Jack Owens & Bud Spires: Mama Don't Allow (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Spires, Benjamin (Blind Bud)… 104
Part 2 of 4: Roustabout reminiscences on the Greenville levee (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Brown, Walter Aug 22, 1978 31
Flat-footing with John Dee Holeman and Algia Mae Hinton (4 of 9) (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Hinton, Algia Mae; Performer: Holeman, John Dee
Octa Clark & Hector Duhon: Evangeline Waltz (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Duhon, Hector; Performer: Clark, Octa Aug , 1983
Sophisticated Few car club, Tucson (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan 1983
Dewey Balfa & Robert Jardell: La Valse Cherokee (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Lebauve; Performer: Balfa, Tony; Performer: Balfa, Dewey
Kid Thomas Band at Preservation Hall: Bill Bailey (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Humphrey, Willie; Performer: Paul, Emmanuel; Performer: Sayles, Emanuel
Belton Sutherland & Clyde Maxwell: Blues (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Maxwell, Clyde (Judas) Sep 3, 1978 40
The Rising Sons: I Got A New Walk (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Rising Sons Of Senatobia Aug 27, 1978 138
James "Junior" Thomas: Pepsi bottle fox chase #2 (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Thomas, James (Junior)
James Hall: World War II toast (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Hall, James 146
Spyboys at the 66th Annual Zulu Parade (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan May 21, 1982
Boyd Rivers & Ruth May Rivers: Wrapped Up, Tied Up, Tangled Up (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: May, Ruth Aug 30, 1978 90
Greenville levee-camp conversation (part 1 of 12) (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Hart, William S. 116
Frank Proffitt, Jr.: Wild Stormy Deep (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Proffitt, Frank (Jr) Jul 1, 1983
Lucius Smith: New Railroad (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Smith, Lucius Aug 28, 1978 157
1982 Holly Springs Sacred Harp Convention: Easter Anthem (#236) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Hacrow, Susan; Performer: Holly Springs Sacred… Jun 4, 1982
Picnic night at Othar Turner's farm (1 of 2) (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Turner, Othar Aug , 1978 1
Part 10 of 11: Picnic with Napoleon Strickland & Como Drum Corps (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Strickland, Napoleon Aug 25, 1978 1
Walter Brown: Roustabout holler and steamboat whistles (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Gordon, Bill Aug 22, 1978 19
Kid Thomas Band at Preservation Hall: Tiger Rag (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Valentine, Kid Thomas; Performer: Humphrey, Willie; Performer: Paul, Emmanuel
Napoleon Strickland: Baby Please Don't Go (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Strickland, Napoleon Aug 29, 1978 83
Ray Hicks: Reuben (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Hicks, Ray Sep 8, 1982
Napoleon Strickland: Louise (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Strickland, Napoleon Aug 29, 1978 117
Le Rêve du Diable: Lord MacDonald's Reel (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Vezina, Pierre; Performer: Methe, Claude; Performer: Lessard, Gervais
Walter Brown and Joe Savage discuss John Henry (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Savage, Joe Aug 22, 1978 167
Dennis McGee: Vous M'avez Donne Votre Parole (You Gave Me Your Word) (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: McGee, Dennis
Nimrod Workman: Oh Death (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Workman, Nimrod Jul 26, 1983
Michael Doucet & BeauSoleil: Courtableau (1985) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Breaux, Pat; Performer: Alesi, Tommy; Performer: Comeaux, Tommy Feb , 1985
St. James Missionary Baptist Church of Canton: Angels In Heaven... (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Flemings, Kay Aug , 1978 71
Walter Brown: Shack-rouster song (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Brown, Walter Aug 22, 1978 25
Greenville levee-camp conversation (part 8 of 12) / Payday holler (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Savage, Joe 162
Joe Savage & Walter Brown: Levee-camp hollers (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan 107
Esau Jenkins and the Moving Star Hall Singers: You Must Have That Pure Religion (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Bligen, Benjy; Performer: Pinckney, Mary; Performer: Smith, Bertha
Oss Oss Wee Oss! (1953) Recordist: Pickow, George; Recordist: Kennedy, Peter; Recordist: Lomax, Alan May 1, 1953
Boyd Rivers: You Got to Take Sick and Die (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Rivers, Boyd Aug 30, 1978 60
Sam Chatmon on the Chatmon family, Mississippi Sheiks, and Okeh Records (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Chatmon, Sam Aug , 1978 139
Funeral parade with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Voodoo (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Irving, Gloria; Performer: Poland, Marshall Sr.; Performer: Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Funeral parade with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band: It's Time To Make a Change (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Irving, Gloria; Performer: Poland, Marshall Sr.; Performer: Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Greenville levee-camp conversation (part 4 of 12) (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Hart, William S. 21
Sonny Boy Nelson: 61 Highway Blues (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Powell, Eugene (Sonny Boy… Aug 31, 1978 45
Jack Owens & Bud Spires: Hard-Time Killing Floor Blues (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Spires, Benjamin (Blind Bud)… 54
Jack Owens & Bud Spires: Cherry Ball Blues (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Spires, Benjamin (Blind Bud)… 108
Flo Anckle & Majestic Brass Band, 66th Annual Zulu Parade (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Anckle, Himas (Flo); Performer: Himas "…
Sam Chatmon: That's All Right (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Chatmon, Sam Aug , 1978 53
Jack Owens & Bud Spires: See See Rider (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Spires, Benjamin (Blind Bud)… 159
Greenville levee-camp conversation (part 3 of 12) (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Gordon, Bill 9
Doodle Thrower: Singing On the Fourth of July (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Thrower, John (Doodle)
R.L. Burnside: See My Jumper Hanging On the Line (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Burnside, R. L. Aug , 1978 46
Heavenly Gospel Singers: Let Jesus Fix It (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Taylor, Albert 84
Octa Clark & Hector Duhon: Jolie Blon (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Duhon, Hector; Performer: Clark, Octa Aug , 1983
Sam Chatmon discusses his father (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Chatmon, Sam Aug , 1978 109
George Johnson: Casey Jones (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Johnson, George 126
John Lee Hooker: It Serves Me Right to Suffer (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Hooker, John Lee Jul 1, 1983
Lonnie Pitchford: Diddley-bow tune #2 Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Pitchford, Lonnie 147
Flat-footing with John Dee Holeman and Algia Mae Hinton (7 of 9) (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Hinton, Algia Mae; Performer: Holeman, John Dee
Part 5 of 11: Picnic with Napoleon Strickland & Como Drum Corps (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Strickland, Napoleon Aug 25, 1978 20
White Eagles Mardi Gras Indians: Come On Downtown (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Millon, Jake; Performer: White Eagle Mardi Gras… 1983
Walter Brown: Story of a duel in Last Chance, Arkansas (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Brown, Walter Aug 22, 1978 170
Ray Hicks on hunting with Jack (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Hicks, Ray Sep 8, 1982
St. James Missionary Baptist Church of Canton: I Thank You Jesus (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Flemings, Kay Aug , 1978 102
Walter Brown: Muleskinner holler (#2) (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Brown, Walter Aug 22, 1978 16
Charles Kuralt interviews Alan Lomax, part 2 of 4 (1991) Recordist: CBS; Performer: Kuralt, Charles; Performer: Lomax, Alan 1991 2
1982 Holly Springs Sacred Harp Convention: Idumea (#47b) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Brown, Mark; Performer: Holly Springs Sacred… Jun 4, 1982
Flo Anckle & Majestic Brass Band: You Rascal You, part 1 (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Trotter, Lawrence; Performer: Gray, Nathaniel; Performer: Anckle, Himas (Flo)
Jack Owens & Bud Spires: I Been Moanin' (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Spires, Benjamin (Blind Bud)… 164
Dewey Balfa & Robert Jardell: Valse de 'Tit Maurice (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Lebauve; Performer: Balfa, Tony; Performer: Balfa, Dewey
William S. Hart: Levee-camp holler (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Hart, William S. Aug 22, 1978 3
Clyde Maxwell: Casey Jones (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Sutherland, Clyde Sep 3, 1978 143
Benjamin Bligen and the Moving Star Hall Singers: Let That Liar Alone (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Pinckney, Mary; Performer: Smith, Bertha; Performer: Jenkins, Esau Aug , 1983
Jack Owens & Bud Spires: Catfish Blues (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Spires, Benjamin (Blind Bud)… 131
Boyd Rivers & Ruth May Rivers: Come Out the Wilderness (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Rivers, Ruth May Aug 30, 1978 55
Tommy Jarrell: John Henry (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Jarrell, Thomas Jul 23, 1983
Walter Brown & Arthur: Roustabout holler and rocking the load (#1) (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: (Unknown), Arthur Aug 22, 1978 29
Walter Brown & Arthur: Roustabout holler and rocking the load (#2) (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: (Unknown), Arthur Aug 22, 1978 36
Cas Wallin: Pretty Saro (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Wallin, Cas Sep , 1982
Flat-footing with John Dee Holeman and Algia Mae Hinton (1 of 9) (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Holeman, John Dee; Performer: Hinton, Algia Mae
Othar Turner and the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band: Ida Reed (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Ware, Eddie Aug , 1978 93
Texas Gladden and Jim Gladden at their home Photographer: Lomax, Alan Aug 24, 1959