Cool stuff about Alan Lomax!

An article in the New York Times announces to the world that all of Lomax’s archival folk songs will be released in digital form!

Read the article HERE!

Lomax is famous for archiving hundreds of American (and international) folk songs, coining the term, Global Jukebox. You can stream the music at the Association for Cultural Equity. The Music Library also has some Lomax gems. Feel free to come in a browse some scores and CDs listed below:

American ballads and folk songs – collected and compiled by John A. Lomax and Alan Lomax; with a foreword by George Lyman KittredgePS 593 .L8 L6

Best loved American folk songs (Folk song: U. S. A.) – Collected, adapted, and arr. by John A. Lomax & Alan Lomax. Music arrangements by Charles Seeger & Ruth Seeger.M1628 .L8

The folk songs of North America, in the English language – Melodies and guitar chords transcribed by Peggy Seeger, with one hundred piano arrangements by Matyas Seiber and Don Banks. Illustrated by Michael Leonard. Editorial assistant, Shirley Collins.M1628 .L83 .F6

The Alan Lomax collection samplerCD 1914

Bad Man BalladsCD 1905

Prison songs, Murderous home : [historic recordings from ParchmanFarm, 1947-48]CD 1736

Southern journey Brethren, we meet againCD 1904