John Avery Lomax

John Avery Lomax (September 23, 1867 – January 26, 1948) was an American teacher, a pioneering musicologist, and a folklorist who did much for the preservation of American folk music. He was the father of Alan Lomax (also a distinguished collector of folk music) and Bess Lomax Hawes.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 23, 1867 (Goodman), Died January 26, 1948

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, arranger

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-038186 10-in. 8/3/1939 Git along little doggies John Avery Lomax Male vocal solo, unaccompanied vocalist  
Victor BS-038187 10-in. 8/3/1939 Buffalo skinners (The range of the buffalo) John Avery Lomax Male vocal solo, unaccompanied vocalist, arranger  


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