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By John A. Lomax,Ken Chamberlain,John Lomax III Lomax,John Nova Lomax,Anna Lomax Wood

Growing up beside the Chisholm path, captivated by way of the songs of passing cowboys and his bosom pal, an African American farmhand, John A. Lomax built a keenness for American people songs that finally made him one of many most well known experts in this basic point of Americana. throughout many a long time and in the course of the nation, Lomax and his informants created over 5 thousand recordings of America's musical background, together with ballads, blues, kid's songs, mess around tunes, box hollers, lullabies, play-party songs, spiritual dramas, spirituals, and paintings songs. He acted as honorary curator of the Archive of yank people track on the Library of Congress, directed the Slave Narrative undertaking of the WPA, and cofounded the Texas Folklore Society. Lomax's books comprise Cowboy Songs and different Frontier Ballads, American Ballads and folks Songs, Negro folks Songs as Sung through Leadbelly, and Our making a song Country, the final 3 coauthored along with his son Alan Lomax.

Adventures of a Ballad Hunter is a memoir of Lomax's eventful lifestyles. It remembers his early years and the fruitful many years he spent at the street amassing folks songs, on his personal and later with son Alan and moment spouse Ruby Terrill Lomax. brilliant, fun, usually haunting tales of the folk he met and recorded are the gem stones of this booklet, which additionally supplies lyrics for dozens of songs. Adventures of a Ballad Hunter illuminates important traditions in American pop culture and the hard work that has long past into their preservation.

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