If you’re into roots music you probably know about John Lomax and his son, Allen. Both men spent a goodly part of their lives roaming the back roads of America learning about and preserving the music of the people. It was field recorders like the Lomaxes who brought to the world the Carter Family, Jimmy Rogers, Huddie Ledbetter (Lead Belly), Bukka White, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Son House, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and too many more to mention.
Many of the field recordings are not a part of the Library of Congress but the work of Allen Lomax has recently been digitized and made available, free of charge, on the Internet.
Click HERE to visit the collection but be ready to lose track of time listening to the sounds of musical history.
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