By John Szwed
The definitive biography of Alan Lomax-from John Szwed,"the top track biographer within the business" (L.A. Weekly).
One of the main outstanding figures of the 20th century, Alan Lomax used to be most sensible identified for bringing mythical musicians like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Muddy Waters, Lead stomach, and Burl Ives to the radio and introducing people tune to a mass viewers. Now John Szwed, the acclaimed biographer of Miles Davis and solar Ra, provides the 1st biography of Lomax, a guy who used to be as influential as he used to be controversial-trailed for years through the FBI, criticized for his people- song-collecting practices, denounced by way of a few as a purist and via others as a popularizer. This authoritative paintings finds how Lomax replaced no longer purely the best way every person within the state heard tune but additionally the way in which they considered the US itself.
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