Enjoy this fantastic website, which we learned of when it was shared by Stephen Colbert on his show this Thursday.
Alan Lomax’s collection of recordings, videos, etc, of folk music from all over the world, recorded in the 50’s on a reel-to-reel, and up through the 70’s. You could explore these recording forever, just about… Great stuff!
“Neighborhood investigation shows him to be a very peculiar individual in that he is only interested in folk lore music, being very temperamental and ornery. …. He has no sense of money values, handling his own and Government property in a neglectful manner, and paying practically no attention to his personal appearance. … He has a tendency to neglect his work over a period of time and then just before a deadline he produces excellent results.”
— From the FBI file on Alan Lomax, 1940–1980
From the website:
In essence, the many facets of Lomax’s career were an expression of his belief in what he called “cultural equity” — the idea that the expressive traditions of all local and ethnic cultures should be equally valued as representative of the multiple forms of human adaptation on earth.
Latest posts by Humor Times (see all)
- Humor Times Named One of the Top 15 Political Cartoon Websites - April 1, 2017
- The Humor Times 300th Issue: Celebrating Our 26th Anniversary - March 22, 2017
- Humor Times Anniversary Issue Coming Soon! ‘Yuuge’ Ad & Sub Sale! - February 24, 2017
Like the above content? Leave a comment below! Get notified of new content on HumorTimes.com: Subscribe via email!