Writings about Alan Lomax

Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World

John Szwed has written a fascinating biography of Alan Lomax and provides a compelling account of the era's cultural and political climate. Available through Viking Adult on December 30, 2010.

Alan Lomax, Assistant In Charge:

The Library Of Congress Letters, 1935-1945 Edited by Ronald D. Cohen

Alan Lomax worked for the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress from 1936 to late 1942. These collected letters are a trove of information until now available only at the Library of Congress. Ronald D. Cohen was also the editor of Alan Lomax: Selected Writings 1934-1997.

L'anno più felice della mia vita

Alan Lomax's photos and diaries of his 1954-55 fieldwork in Italy. Edited and with an Introduction by Goffredo Plastino. Preface, Martin Scorsese. Memoir by Anna L. Wood. Il Saggiatore, 2008.

folk songs and ballads cover

American Ballads 

and Folk Songs

John A. and Alan Lomax

Dover, 1994 (reissue), paperback. ISBN: 0486282767


The Land Where the Blues Began 

Alan Lomax

The New Press, 2002 (reissue), paperback. 

ISBN: 978-1-56584-739-2

our singing countryOur Singing Country 

John A. and Alan Lomax

Dover, 2000 (reissue), paperback. ISBN: 0486410897

selected writingsAlan Lomax: Selected Writings, 1934-1997

Ronald Cohen, editor

Routledge, 2003, cloth. 

ISBN: 0415938546

terraLa terra del blues

The Land Where the Blues Began in Italian translation, preface by Alessandro Portelli. Il Saggiatore, 2005. (New edition, 2008).

miradesMirades / Glances 

Alan Lomax's 1952 photographs and journals of the Balearics, edited by Antoni Pizà. Essays by Antoni Piz, Judith Cohen, Rosa Vallès, Esperanza Bonet Roig.