When father-and-son folklorists John and Alan Lomax hit the road in 1933 to record the blues, bluegrass, and folk music in the southern United States, the pair traveled with a 300-pound disc-cutting machine in the trunk of their car. In later years, Alan would make his famous field recordings with a somewhat lighter reel-to-reel tape recorder, capturing everything from prison work songs to tunes by Woody Guthrie. The folk music recorded by...Continue Reading