As mentioned earlier elsewhere the Alan lomax archive is now online
Here's somewhere to start
Lifted from that site this quote:
“Neighborhood investigation shows him to be a very peculiar individual in that he is only interested in folk lore music, being very temperamental and ornery. …. He has no sense of money values, handling his own and Government property in a neglectful manner, and paying practically no attention to his personal appearance. … He has a tendency to neglect his work over a period of time and then just before a deadline he produces excellent results.” (from the FBI file on Alan Lomax, 1940–1980)
Why Global Jukebox?
Well. that's the label imprint. You can read about it here:
A plug/reminder for another global jukeboxer, DJ Ritu who is on Dr. Lucy's radio station
And finally a couple of quotes from the latest Froots magazine [I'm sure they won't mind]
First, in response to a question as to why broadcastrers refuse to play songs sung in other languages..
Next, talking of the dearth of World Musicians at this years festivals [Womad excepted], Ian AndersonHow can you not look around you if you live in a place like London and hear a 1000 languages every day? Dr Lucy Duran
Is it just low horizons and lack of imagination on behalf of small-c conservative bookers who don't get out enough? Or is this where parochialism shades into xenophobia?