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Alan Lomax

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And the thing that I always tried to do with important singers when I met them was to sit down and record everything they knew, give them a first real run-through of their art.

— Alan Lomax

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I knew Bobby Dylan back in the days when he lived in the village. He used to come and see me and sing songs for me, saying they ought to go into my next collected book on American folk music.

— Alan Lomax

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He was also a folklorist ethnomusicologist archivist writer scholar political activist oral historian and film-maker. After 1942 when Congress cut off the Library of Congress's funding for folk song collecting Lomax continued to collect independently in Britain Ireland the Caribbean Italy and Spain as well as the United States using the latest recording technology assembling a treasure trove of American and international culture. With the start of the Cold War Lomax continued to speak out for a public role for folklore even as academic folklorists turned inward.

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