Folklorist Alan Lomax's Massive Folk and Blues Music Archive Streaming for Free Online
American folklorist Alan Lomax spent most of his life documenting and recording folk music from around the world. Now thousands of the songs and interviews he recorded are available for free online in streaming form.
Lomax recorded a staggering amount of folk music. From the 1930s through the '90s, he traveled -- recording equipment in hand -- from the Deep South to West Virginia, to Ireland, mainland Europe and the Caribbean.
His recordings include bluesman Big Bill Broonzy singing "In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town" in a room in Paris in 1952, Mississippi prison recordings from the late '40s and interviews with bluesmen Sonny Boy Williamson, Memphis Slim and Broonzy from 1947.
But that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Lomax died in 2002.
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