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date: 18 November 2019

Lomax, Alanlocked

(1915–2002)
  • Ken Hunt

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Lomax, Alan (1915–2002), musicologist, was born on 31 January 1915 in Austin, Texas, USA, the second son and youngest of three children of John Avery Lomax (1867–1948), folklorist and musicologist, and his first wife, Bess Baumann, née Brown (1881–1931). His contributions to folk music scholarship were extensive and varied. He followed in the footsteps of his father, a new breed of folklorist and the first to treat cattle-trail songs as worthy of academic research; ...

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