WorldCat Identities

Lomax, John A. (John Avery) 1867-1948

Overview
Works: 319 works in 876 publications in 3 languages and 19,184 library holdings
Genres: Music  Poetry  Spirituals (Songs)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Notated music  Ballads  Songs and music  Blues (Music)  Field recordings 
Roles: Author, Compiler, Editor, Interviewee, Performer, Collector, Interviewer, Composer, Host, Printer, Lyricist, Singer, Arranger, Other, Illustrator
Classifications: M1629.L85, 784.4973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John A Lomax
Cowboy songs and other frontier ballads by John A Lomax( Book )

114 editions published between 1910 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than two hundred songs, some with music, whose lyrics depict life in the old West
American ballads and folk songs by John A Lomax( )

28 editions published between 1934 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover the diversity, spontaneity, free-flowing melody and sheer invention of scores of songs sung by cowboys and convicts, lumberjacks, hobos, miners, plantation slaves, and more
Folk song: U.S.A. : the 111 best American ballads by John A Lomax( )

41 editions published between 1947 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of the cattle trail and cow camp by John A Lomax( Book )

38 editions published between 1919 and 2012 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems and song texts dealing with the cowboy and his life
Our singing country; a second volume of American ballads and folk songs by John A Lomax( )

5 editions published between 1941 and 2007 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best loved American folk songs : (Folk song: U.S.A.) by John A Lomax( )

12 editions published between 1947 and 1969 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American ballads and folk songs by John A Lomax( Book )

45 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music and lyrics for over 200 songs. John Henry, Goin' Home, Little Brown Jug, Alabama-Bound, Ten Thousand Miles from Home, Shack Bully Holler, Black Betty, The Hammer Song, Bad Man Ballad, Jesse James, Down in the Valley, The Bear in the Hill, Shortenin' Bread, The Ballad of Davy Crockett, and many more
Negro folk songs as sung by Lead Belly, "king of the twelve-string guitar players of the world," long-time convict in the penitentiaries of Texas and Louisiana by John A Lomax( )

5 editions published in 1936 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midnight special by Leadbelly( Recording )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will Hogg, Texan by John A Lomax( Book )

11 editions published between 1940 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vigor, fearlessness, downright honesty, and a love for the state of Texas and its people marked all the years of Will Hogg's Life
Folk song U.S.A. : the 111 best American ballads by John A Lomax( Book )

43 editions published between 1947 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melodies arr. by John and Alan Lomax, piano acc. arr. by Charles and Ruth Seeger
Our singing country : folk songs and ballads( )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cowboy songs and other frontier ballads by John A Lomax( )

23 editions published between 1910 and 1986 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than two hundred songs, some with music, whose lyrics depict life in the old West
Negro work songs and calls by Benjamin Albert Botkin( Recording )

9 editions published between 1943 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mississippi, the blues lineage : musical geniuses of the fields, levees, and jukes( Recording )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Texicans : balladeers and songsters of the Texas frontier by Alan Lomax( Recording )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let it shine on me by Leadbelly( Recording )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mississippi, saints, and sinners : from before the blues and gospel( Recording )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of Texas by Harry Yandell Benedict( Book )

12 editions published between 1916 and 2001 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures of a ballad hunter by John A Lomax( Book )

14 editions published between 1947 and 2018 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up beside the Chisholm Trail, captivated by the songs of passing cowboys and his friend Nat Blythe, an African American farmhand, John A. Lomax developed a passion for American folk songs that ultimately made him one of the foremost authorities on this fundamental aspect of Americana. Across many decades and throughout the country, Lomax and his informants created over five thousand recordings of America's musical heritage, including ballads, blues, children's songs, fiddle tunes, field hollers, lullabies, play-party songs, religious dramas, spirituals, and work songs. He acted as honorary curator of the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress, directed the Slave Narrative Project of the WPA, and cofounded the Texas Folklore Society. Lomax's books include Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads, American Ballads and Folk Songs, Negro Folk Songs as Sung by Leadbelly, and Our Singing Country, the last three coauthored with his son Alan Lomax. Adventures of a Ballad Hunter is a memoir of Lomax's eventful life. It recalls his early years and the fruitful decades he spent on the road collecting folk songs, on his own and later with son Alan and second wife Ruby Terrill Lomax. Vibrant, amusing, often haunting stories of the people he met and recorded are the gems of this book, which also gives lyrics for dozens of songs. Adventures of a Ballad Hunter illuminates vital traditions in American popular culture and the labor that has gone into their preservation
 
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American ballads and folk songsAmerican ballads and folk songs
Alternative Names
John Avery Lomax músic estatunidenc

John Lomax American musician

John Lomax Amerikaans musicoloog (1867-1948)

John Lomax músico estadounidense

John Lomax musicologue et folkloriste américain

John Lomax US-amerikanischer Folklore- und Musikforscher

John Lomax yhdysvaltalainen muusikko

Lomax, J. 1867-1948

Lomax, J. A. 1867-1948

Lomax, J. A. (John Avery), 1867-1948

Lomax, J. (John), 1867-1948

Lomax, John

Lomax, John 1867-1948

Lomax, John A.

Lomax, John A. 1867-1948

Lomax, John Avery

Lomax, John Avery 1867-1948

جون لوماكس موسيقي أمريكي

ジョン・ロマックス

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Languages
English (431)

French (2)

German (1)

Covers
American ballads and folk songsOur singing country; a second volume of American ballads and folk songsAmerican ballads and folk songsOur singing country : folk songs and balladsLast cavalier : the life and times of John A. Lomax, 1867-1948