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 79
Stanley & Hattie Hicks: Fox Chase (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Hicks, Stanley; Performer: Hicks, Hattie
Tommy Jarrell: Sally Anne (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Chatfield, Ray; Performer: Bodie, Frank; Performer: McMillian, Chester
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
Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the Glass House: Bongo Beep (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: David, Greg; Performer: Marshall, Jennell; Performer: Harris, Kevin
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
Tommy Jarrell: Let Me Fall (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Chatfield, Ray; Performer: Bodie, Frank; Performer: McMillian, Chester
Othar Turner and the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band: The Call (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Ware, Eddie 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 15
Sensational Friendly Brothers: Where Shall I Be... (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Sensational Friendly… 77
Sam Chatmon: How Long (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Chatmon, Sam 73
Boyd Rivers & Ruth May Rivers: Fire In My Bones (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Rivers, Ruth May 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
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
Belton Sutherland's field holler (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Sutherland, Belton 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
Joe Savage's field holler: I woke up soon one morning (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Savage, Joe 86
Martha Woodard: Murillo's Lesson, #358 (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Woodard, Martha
Greenville levee-camp conversation (part 10 of 12) (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Arthur 1978-08-22 170
Southern Appalachian Cloggers at the Georgia Mountain Fair (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Southern Mountain Cloggers
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…
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. 41
Michael Doucet & BeauSoleil: Bonsoir Moreau (1985) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Breaux, Pat; Performer: Alesi, Tommy; Performer: Alesi, Tommy
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. 1978-08-22 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…
Lucius Smith: Beaver Dam (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Hemphill, Jessie Mae 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 95
Sam Chatmon: Hollandale Blues (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Chatmon, Sam 128
Bill Russell's violin improvisation and New Orleans jazz archive (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Russel, William (Bill)
Napoleon Strickland: Rock Me All Night Long (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Strickland, Napoleon 130
Sam Chatmon: Bumblebee Blues (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Chatmon, Sam 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…
Sam Chatmon: Trouble In Mind (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Chatmon, Sam 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
Part 9 of 11: Picnic with Napoleon Strickland & Como Drum Corps (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Strickland, Napoleon 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
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 11
Dennis McGee & Sady Courville: La Valse du Vacher (Cowboy Waltz) (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Courville, Sady; Performer: McGee, Dennis 1983-08
Belton Sutherland: I Got Trouble (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Sutherland, Belton 70
The Wootten family: Present Joys, #318 (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan
Sam Chatmon: T.B. Blues (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Chatmon, Sam 133
Johnny Brooks: Signifying monkey story (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Brooks, Johnny 122
Sam Chatmon: Careless Love (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Chatmon, Sam 94
Sheila Kay Adams: Little Margaret (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Adams, Sheila Kay
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…
Tommy Jarrell: John Brown's Dream (pt. 2) (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Chatfield, Ray; Performer: Bodie, Frank; Performer: McMillian, Chester
Joe Savage's field holler: You kill a man in Louisiana (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Savage, Joe 121
Tommy Jarrell: Breaking Up Christmas (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Jones, Rhys; Performer: Chatfield, Ray; Performer: Bodie, Frank
Tommy Jarrell: John Brown's Dream (pt. 1) (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Chatfield, Ray; Performer: Bodie, Frank; Performer: McMillian, Chester
Greenville section crew: calling and lining track (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Harkin, Henry 166
Doodle Thrower and friends: Swing Low Sweet Chariot (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Thrower, John (Doodle)
Charles Kuralt interviews Alan Lomax, part 3 of 4 (1991) Broadcaster: 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 161
Sensational Friendly Brothers: Heaven Is My Goal (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: The Sensational… 91
Sam Chatmon: Make Me A Pallet On the Floor (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Chatmon, Sam 47
Walter Brown's levee-camp payday rhyme (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Brown, Walter 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 112
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 1: A New Look At An Ancient Land (part 1) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-03-07 1
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 1: A New Look At An Ancient Land (part 2) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-03-07 2
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 1: A New Look At An Ancient Land (part 3) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-03-07 3
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 1: A New Look At An Ancient Land (part 4) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-03-07 4
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 2: The Italian Musical Calendar (part 1) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-03-23 5
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 2: The Italian Musical Calendar (part 2) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-03-23 6
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 2: The Italian Musical Calendar (part 3) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-03-23 7
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 2: The Italian Musical Calendar (part 4) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-03-23 8
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 4: Italian Work Songs (part 1) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-04-17 9
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 4: Italian Work Songs (part 2) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-04-17 10
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 4: Italian Work Songs (part 3) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-04-17 11
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 4: Italian Work Songs (part 4) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-04-17 12
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 5: Songs of the Italian Alps (part 1) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-05-05 13
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 5: Songs of the Italian Alps (part 2) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-05-05 14
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 5: Songs of the Italian Alps (part 3) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-05-05 15
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 5: Songs of the Italian Alps (part 4) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-05-05 16
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 6: Folk Music from the Heart of Italy (part 1) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-05-15 17
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 6: Folk Music from the Heart of Italy (part 2) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-05-15 18
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 6: Folk Music from the Heart of Italy (part 3) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-05-15 19
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 6: Folk Music from the Heart of Italy (part 4) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-05-15 20
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 6: Folk Music from the Heart of Italy (part 5) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-05-15 21
Folk Music of Italy, episode 7: East of Naples (part 1) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-06-02 22
Folk Music of Italy, episode 7: East of Naples (part 2) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-06-02 23
Folk Music of Italy, episode 7: East of Naples (part 3) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-06-02 24
Folk Music of Italy, episode 7: East of Naples (part 4) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-06-02 25
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 8: Calabria, Sicily, and Sardinia (part 1) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-06-13 26
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 8: Calabria, Sicily, and Sardinia (part 2) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-06-13 27
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 8: Calabria, Sicily, and Sardinia (part 3) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-06-13 28
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 8: Calabria, Sicily, and Sardinia (part 4) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-06-13 29
Folk Music of Italy, Episode 8: Calabria, Sicily, and Sardinia (part 5) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: BBC 1955-06-13 30
I Heard Scotland Singing Performer: Lomax, Alan; Performer: MacBeath, Jimmy; Performer: Gillies, Mary; Performer: MacColl, Ewan 1951-12-04
Bound For Glory (I) Performer: White, Joshua; Performer: Terry, Sonny; Performer: McGhee, Brownie; Performer: Lomax, Alan 1945-01-05 1
Bound For Glory (II) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Ives, Burl; Performer: Guthrie, Woody; Broadcaster: Armed Forces Radio 1945-01-05 2
Bound For Glory: Roll On, United Nations (I) Performer: White, Joshua; Performer: Terry, Sonny; Performer: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Ives, Burl 1945-01-05 1
Bound For Glory: Roll On, United Nations (II) Performer: White, Joshua; Performer: Terry, Sonny; Performer: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Ives, Burl 1945-01-05 2
Bound For Glory: Get Along, Mr. Hitler (I) Performer: White, Joshua; Performer: Terry, Sonny; Performer: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Ives, Burl 1945-01-05 1
Bound For Glory: Get Along, Mr. Hitler (II) Performer: White, Joshua; Performer: Terry, Sonny; Performer: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Ives, Burl 1945-01-05 2
Bound For Glory: Get Along, Mr. Hitler (III) Performer: White, Joshua; Performer: Terry, Sonny; Performer: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Ives, Burl 1945-01-05 3
Your Ballad Man: Singing Newspaper (part 1) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: Mutual Broadcasting Company… 1948-07-17 1
Your Ballad Man: Singing Newspaper (part 2) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: Mutual Broadcasting Company… 1948-07-17 2
Your Ballad Man: Thanksgiving (part 1) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: Mutual Broadcasting Company… 1948-11-22 1
Your Ballad Man: Thanksgiving (part 2) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: Mutual Broadcasting Company… 1948-11-22 2
Your Ballad Man: Nonsense Show (part 1) Performer: Dick, Elsie; Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: Mutual Broadcasting Company… 1948-05-08 1
Your Ballad Man: Nonsense Show (part 2) Performer: Lomax, Alan; Broadcaster: Mutual Broadcasting Company… 1948-05-08 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
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 92
Napoleon Strickland and kids: fife-and-drum picnic preparation (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Strickland, Napoleon 10
John Dee Holeman & Algia Mae Hinton: Yall Come (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Hinton, Algia Mae; Performer: Holeman, John Dee
Sing Miller & Kid Thomas' band: Sing's Blues (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Valentine, Kid Thomas; Performer: Humphrey, Willie; Performer: Paul, Emmanuel
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 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 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
Sophisticated Few car club, Tucson (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan
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) 40
The Rising Sons: I Got A New Walk (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Rising Sons Of Senatobia 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
Boyd Rivers & Ruth May Rivers: Wrapped Up, Tied Up, Tangled Up (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: May, Ruth 90
Greenville levee-camp conversation (part 1 of 12) (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Hart, William S. 1978-08-22 116
Frank Proffitt, Jr.: Wild Stormy Deep (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Proffitt, Frank (Jr)
Lucius Smith: New Railroad (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Smith, Lucius 157
1982 Holly Springs Sacred Harp Convention: Easter Anthem (#236) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Hacrow, Susan; Performer: Holly Springs Sacred…
Picnic night at Othar Turner's farm (1 of 2) (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Turner, Othar 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 1
Walter Brown: Roustabout holler and steamboat whistles (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Gordon, Bill 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 83
Ray Hicks: Reuben (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Hicks, Ray
Napoleon Strickland: Louise (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Strickland, Napoleon 117
Le Reve 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 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
Michael Doucet & BeauSoleil: Courtableau (1985) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Breaux, Pat; Performer: Alesi, Tommy; Performer: Comeaux, Tommy
St. James Missionary Baptist Church of Canton: Angels In Heaven... (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Flemings, Kay 71
Walter Brown: Shack-rouster song (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Brown, Walter 25
Greenville levee-camp conversation (part 8 of 12) / Payday holler (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Savage, Joe 1978-08-22 162
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
Boyd Rivers: You Got to Take Sick and Die (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Rivers, Boyd 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 139
Funeral parade with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Voodoo (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Poland, Marshall Sr.; Performer: Irving, Gloria; 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. 1978-08-22 21
Sonny Boy Nelson: 61 Highway Blues (1978) Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Powell, Eugene (Sonny Boy… 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 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 1978-08-22 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. 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
Sam Chatmon discusses his father (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Chatmon, Sam 1978-08 109
George Johnson: Casey Jones (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Johnson, George (I) 126
John Lee Hooker: It Serves Me Right to Suffer (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Hooker, John Lee
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 20
White Eagles Mardi Gras Indians: Come On Downtown (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Millon, Jake; Performer: White Eagle Mardi Gras…
Walter Brown: Story of a duel in Last Chance, Arkansas (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Brown, Walter 170
Ray Hicks on hunting with Jack (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Hicks, Ray
St. James Missionary Baptist Church of Canton: I Thank You Jesus (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Flemings, Kay 102
Walter Brown: Muleskinner holler (#2) (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan 16
Charles Kuralt interviews Alan Lomax, part 2 of 4 (1991) Broadcaster: 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…
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. 3
Clyde Maxwell: Casey Jones (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Sutherland, Clyde 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
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 55
Tommy Jarrell: John Henry (1983) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Jarrell, Thomas
Walter Brown & Arthur: Roustabout holler and rocking the load (#1) (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Arthur 29
Walter Brown & Arthur: Roustabout holler and rocking the load (#2) (1978) Recordist: Bishop, John; Recordist: Long, Worth; Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Arthur 36
Cas Wallin: Pretty Saro (1982) Recordist: Lomax, Alan; Performer: Wallin, Cas
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 93
Texas Gladden and Jim Gladden at their home Photographer: Lomax, Alan 1959-08-24
Texas Gladden and Jim Gladden at their home Photographer: Lomax, Alan 1959-08-24
Texas Gladden and Jim Gladden at their home Photographer: Lomax, Alan 1959-08-24