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"Been All Around This World" explores the breadth and depth of folklorist Alan Lomax's seven decades of field recordings. From the earliest trips he made through the American South with his father, John A. Lomax, beginning in 1933, to his last documentary work in the early 1990s, the program will present seminal artists and performances alongside obscure, unidentified, and previously unheard singers and players, from around America and the world, drawn from the Lomax Collection at the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress. It is produced and hosted by Nathan Salsburg, curator of the Alan Lomax Archive at the Association for Cultural Equity, the non-profit research center and advocacy organization that Lomax founded in 1983. (Photo of Alan Lomax by Peter Figlestahler.)

Been All Around This World Alan Lomax Archive

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    • 4.7, 18 Ratings

"Been All Around This World" explores the breadth and depth of folklorist Alan Lomax's seven decades of field recordings. From the earliest trips he made through the American South with his father, John A. Lomax, beginning in 1933, to his last documentary work in the early 1990s, the program will present seminal artists and performances alongside obscure, unidentified, and previously unheard singers and players, from around America and the world, drawn from the Lomax Collection at the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress. It is produced and hosted by Nathan Salsburg, curator of the Alan Lomax Archive at the Association for Cultural Equity, the non-profit research center and advocacy organization that Lomax founded in 1983. (Photo of Alan Lomax by Peter Figlestahler.)

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

mountainsofmoss ,

One-of-a-kind

Seeing this fine podcast back in my feed for a second season was like a small gift as I began my commute this morning. Host Salsburg takes a lot of care in his preparation and delivery of some of the most unique content currently offered in the podosphere. While Season 1 seemed to take a ‘less talk more rock’ approach, this first episode of Season 2 goes a more in-depth on the history behind the musical selections and how they came to be heard by lucky folks like you and me. As someone who has spent a good deal of time with the Lomax recordings, I really appreciate this additional context and insight from someone who is directly linked to the all of the work that goes into preserving and presenting the archive. Well done.

Odysseus711 ,

Well done

Keep up the great work, Nathan. Can’t wait to hear more!

Mr.Ishtar ,

Excellent presentation of essential music

A fun and detailed exploration of Lomax’s important work! I’m looking forward to more episodes.

As an audio engineer (I run the Orchard Recording Studio Podcast), I’m very interested in the equipment that Lomax chose to travel with throughout the decades. Just in case you can cover any of that. :)

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