In two months Alan Lomax’s field recording archive will be available to stream in its entirety for free. Currently all 15,000 recordings can be heard as 45 second snippets here, but from March will be available in full. Files also include session and recording notes, full lists of performers, locations, and dates.
The project is run by the Global Jukebox label, part of the Association for Cultural Equity, who deal with the digitisation of Lomax’s archive. Global Jukebox also curate compilations for release digitally and in physical format (including on LP through Mississippi Records).
Via The Wire