One of the Most Important Music Archives of All Time Is Now Online

From the 1940s through to the 1990s, folklorist Alan Lomax drove thousands of miles through the US countryside recording music.  Had he not done so, a lot of important American music would have gone undocumented and unheard.

Now those 17,000+ recordings have been made available through The Association for Cultural Equity.  As a musical and historical resource, it’s stunning.

If you’re at all interested in this kind of history, give yourself time to spend a few hours in the archive. You’ll be amazed at what you hear.

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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