The Alan Lomax Archive is now online. Well, most of it is. Well, 40 second cuts of most recordings are available. More is on the way. In case you’re not aware, Alan Lomax was the world’s leading field recording archivist. He has been all over the world recording the sounds and music of planet Earth in the mid 20th century. From prison field hollers in Mississippi to Moroccan spirituals, Lomax amassed an important library of historical audio. Naturally I’m partial to the Arkansas and Mississppi recordings. If you’re the type of person who enjoyed the period music of Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? or Moby’s Play, then by all means sign up for a free account and log into the database.