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Andy Volk

Boston, MA
Post Posted 16 May 2017 4:26 am     Reply with quote

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A huge treasure trove of songs and interviews recorded by the legendary folklorist Alan Lomax from the 1940s into the 1990s have been digitized and made available online for free listening. The Association for Cultural Equity, a nonprofit organization founded by Lomax in the 1980s, has posted some 17,000 recordings.

“For the first time,” Cultural Equity Executive Director Don Fleming told NPR’s Joel Rose this week, “everything that we’ve digitized of Alan’s field recording trips are online, on our Web site. It’s every take, all the way through. False takes, interviews, music.”

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Charlie McDonald

out of the blue
Post Posted 16 May 2017 8:36 am     Reply with quote

Wow, that's a lot of Alan Lomax. Great resource.
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Bill Cunningham

Atlanta, Ga. USA
Post Posted 16 May 2017 6:44 pm     Reply with quote

I grew up in Hiawassee, Georgia in the north Georgia mountains. Lomax made a few trips down to our part of world over the years.

At the annual fair we used to have an all day clogging convention. Talk about pain, playing for 60-70 teams in a day! A few years ago I stumbled on this one [url] [/url] from 1983. I think Lomax probably first came by in the 1960's.

I'm still involved with the fair (my dad started the music program there in 1957) Times have changed a lot and I wasn't unhappy to see the clogging festival go!
Bill Cunningham
Atlanta, GA
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