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Alan Lomax Net Worth

Alan Lomax Net Worth is
$1.1 Million

Alan Lomax Biography

Alan Lomax (/ˈloʊmæks/; January 31, 1915 – July 19, 2002) was one of the great American field collectors of folk music of the 20th century. He was also a folklorist, ethnomusicologist, archivist, writer, scholar, political activist, oral historian, and film-maker. Lomax also produced recordings, concerts, and radio shows in the US and in England, which played an important role in both the American and British folk revivals of the 1940s, '50s and early '60s. During the New Deal, with his father, famed folklorist and collector John A. Lomax and later alone and with others, Lomax recorded thousands of songs and interviews for the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress on aluminum and acetate discs.After 1942, when Congress cut off the Library of Congress's funding for folk song collecting, Lomax continued to collect independently in Britain, Ireland, the Caribbean, Italy, and Spain, as well as the United States, using the latest recording technology, assembling a treasure trove of American and international culture. With the start of the Cold War, Lomax continued to speak out for a public role for folklore, even as academic folklorists turned inward. He devoted much of the latter part of his life to advocating what he called Cultural Equity, which he sought to put on a solid theoretical foundation through to his Cantometrics research (which included a prototype Cantometrics-based educational program, the Global Jukebox). In the 1970s and 80s Lomax advised the Smithsonian Institution's Folklife Festival and produced a series of films about folk music, American Patchwork, which aired on PBS in 1991. In his late seventies, Lomax completed a long-deferred memoir, The Land Where the Blues Began (1995), linking the birth of the blues to debt peonage, segregation, and forced labor in the American South.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Date Of BirthJanuary 31, 1915
Died2002-07-19
Place Of BirthAustin, Texas, USA
Height6' (1.83 m)
ProfessionSoundtrack, Writer, Music Department
Star SignAquarius


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Brother of of Shirley Lomax, John A. Lomax Jr., and Bess Hawes.
2He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1986 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C.
3Son of John A. Lomax and Bess Brown Lomax.
4Musicologist who recorded thousands of songs, in Appalachia and other places, to preserve America's folk music heritage.
5One of the first songs Lomax recorded on return to the USA in 1959, "Po' Lazarus", was featured in "O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)".
6Child (first marriage): Anne.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1He was a folklorist and scholar


Filmography

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bad Moms2016writer: "Hey Mama"
BET Awards 20162016TV Movie writer: "Freedom"
It's Only the End of the World2016writer: "Natural Blues"
Angry Birds2016writer: "Sound of Da Police"
Ride Along 22016writer: "Sound of da Police"
Battlefield Hardline2015Video Game writer: "Sound of Da Police"
Ride Along2014writer: "Sounds Of Da Police"
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.2013TV Mini-Series documentary 1 episode
12 Years a Slave2013arranger: "Run Nigger Run"
The Broken Circle Breakdown2012writer: "Didn't Leave Nobody But the Baby"
Not Fade Away2012writer: "Pick A Bale o' Cotton", "Good Mornin' Blues"
The Big Something2011writer: "Good Morning Blues"
Attack the Block2011writer: "Sound of Da Police"
The Sunset Limited2011TV Movie "Ain't Gonna Rain No More" / arranger: "Wants to Be in Heaven When the First Trumpet Sounds", "Ain't Gonna Rain No More"
Sing Your Song2011Documentary writer: "Another Man Done Gone", "Sylvie Bring Me Li'l Water, Silvie"
Middle Men2009writer: "Honey"
Swing Vote2008writer: "Flower"
The Return2006/Iwriter: "A Mole in the Hole"
Kurt Cobain About a Son2006Documentary writer: "The Bourgeois Blues"
Independent Lens2006TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Gilmore Girls2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Masters2005TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Skeleton Key2005arranger: "61 Highway Blues" / writer: "Les Clefs de la Prison"
The Aviator2004"Howard Hughes" 1940 / writer: "Howard Hughes" 1940
White Stripes: Under Blackpool Lights2004Video documentary writer: "Take a Whiff on Me", "De Ballit of de Boll Weevil"
The Blues2003TV Series documentary writer - 3 episodes
Holes2003writer: "Honey", "Shake 'Em On Down"
Basic2003writer: "Natural Blues"
Gangs of New York2002"New Careless Love" / producer: "Gospel Train", "The Murderer's Home", "Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer" / writer: "The Murderer's Home"
American Soundtrack: This Land Is Your Land2002TV Movie writer: "Tom Dooley"
Pipe Dream2002producer: "Zumba Bimba Sicilian Folk Song"
Freddy Got Fingered2001writer: "Natural Blues"
Down from the Mountain2000Documentary arranger: "Didn't Leave Nobody But the Baby", "Po Lazarus"
Mission: Impossible II2000arranger: "Danza de Ibio", "Viva la Virgen del Carmen", "Alba y Camino" / courtesy: "Danza de Ibio", "Alba y Camino"
O Brother, Where Art Thou?2000"Po Lazarus", "Tom Devil" / arranger: "Po Lazarus", "Didn't Leave Nobody But the Baby", "Tom Devil"
Top of the Pops2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Green Mile1999writer: "Old Alabama"
Forces of Nature1999arranger: "Pharaoh"
Beloved1998arranger: "Carrie Belle", "Sheep, Sheep Dont'cha Know The Road"
Shadrach1998"Titanic", "I Want Jesus to Walk With Me" / arranger: "Titanic"
The Beatles Anthology1995TV Mini-Series documentary writer: "Rock Island Line"
Dogfight1991writer: "HEY LILEY, LILEY LO"
Blonde Fist1991writer: "Goodnight Irene" - as Lomax
Running Brave1983arranger: "Tom Dooley" / lyrics: "Hey Liley Liley Lo Married Man Gonna Keep Your Secret", "Tom Dooley" / music: "Hey Liley Liley Lo Married Man Gonna Keep Your Secret", "Tom Dooley"
Twilight Zone: The Movie1983writer: "THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL"
The Kingston Trio and Friends: Reunion1982TV Movie writer: "Tom Dooley"
The Jerk1979"Pick A Bale Of Cotton"
The Sterile Cuckoo1969writer: "Hey Liley, Liley Lo" - uncredited
Shindig!1965TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1959TV Series writer - 1 episode

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Madagascar, or, Caroline Kennedy's Sinful Life in London1976Short soundtrack courtesy of
Dana Can Deal1974Short soundtrack courtesy of
Black Roots1970Documentary music consultant
The Adventures of Sir Lancelot1956-1957TV Series composer - 30 episodes

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Land Where the Blues Began1979TV Movie documentary
Oss Oss Wee Oss1953Documentary short
To Hear Your Banjo Play1947Short story and dialogue

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Land Where the Blues Began1979TV Movie documentary
Oss Oss Wee Oss1953Documentary short

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Il viaggio di Adamo2010Documentary music

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tall Tales1940Documentary short producer

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gangs of New York2002sound recordist: "New Careless Love", "Gospel Train", "The Murderer's Home" and "Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah"

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Green Mansions1959acknowledgment: primitive music courtesy of

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lomax the Songhunter2004DocumentaryAs himself
The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack2000DocumentaryHimself
Arena1988TV Series documentaryHimself
A Vision Shared: A Tribute to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly1988Video documentaryHimself
The Other Music1980TV MovieHimself
C'è musica & musica1972TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Folk America2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The Old, Weird America: Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music2007DocumentaryHimself - Musicologist
American Masters2006TV Series documentaryHimself

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