The compelling story of Alan Lomax – the man who recorded so much music around the globe, he was practically a rock star himself! Lomax's efforts with a tape recorder are the stuff of legend – and he's left behind a huge legacy of important recordings that would have never happened without his efforts – jazz, blue
s, folk, and global sounds – collected in the Library Of Congress, issued on Folkways, and circulated in other key ways too! This huge book
really gets at the breadth of work and effort that Lomax put into his project
s – and the whole thing is magnificently done by John Szwed, who's previously penned important book
s on Sun Ra and Miles Davis. 438 pages, hardcover.