By John A. Lomax,Ken Chamberlain,John Lomax III Lomax,John Nova Lomax,Anna Lomax Wood
Growing up beside the Chisholm path, captivated via the songs of passing cowboys and his bosom buddy, an African American farmhand, John A. Lomax built a keenness for American folks songs that eventually made him one of many ultimate gurus in this primary point of Americana. throughout many many years and during the nation, Lomax and his informants created over 5 thousand recordings of America's musical background, together with ballads, blues, kid's songs, mess around tunes, box hollers, lullabies, play-party songs, spiritual dramas, spirituals, and paintings songs. He acted as honorary curator of the Archive of yank people music on the Library of Congress, directed the Slave Narrative venture of the WPA, and cofounded the Texas Folklore Society. Lomax's books contain Cowboy Songs and different Frontier Ballads, American Ballads and people Songs, Negro people Songs as Sung by means of Leadbelly, and Our making a song Country, the final 3 coauthored together with his son Alan Lomax.
Adventures of a Ballad Hunter is a memoir of Lomax's eventful existence. It recollects his early years and the fruitful many years he spent at the highway gathering people songs, on his personal and later with son Alan and moment spouse Ruby Terrill Lomax. bright, fun, usually haunting tales of the folk he met and recorded are the gem stones of this ebook, which additionally supplies lyrics for dozens of songs. Adventures of a Ballad Hunter illuminates important traditions in American pop culture and the hard work that has long past into their preservation.
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Adventures of a Ballad Hunter by John A. Lomax,Ken Chamberlain,John Lomax III Lomax,John Nova Lomax,Anna Lomax Wood