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Alan Lomax (1915–2002)

Alan Lomax was born on January 31, 1915 in Austin, Texas, USA. He was married to Antoinette Marchand and Elizabeth Harold. He died on July 19, 2002 in Safety Harbor, Florida, USA. See full bio »

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Gangs of New York
Gangs of New York Sound Department
The Aviator
The Aviator Soundtrack
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Mission: Impossible II


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 2016 Bad Moms (writer: "Hey Mama")
 2016 It's Only the End of the World (writer: "Natural Blues")
 2016 The Angry Birds Movie (writer: "Sound of Da Police")
 2016 Ride Along 2 (writer: "Sound of da Police")
 2015 Battlefield Hardline (Video Game) (writer: "Sound of Da Police")
 2014 Ride Along (writer: "Sounds Of Da Police")
 2013 The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (TV Mini-Series documentary) (1 episode)
- The Age of Slavery (1800-1860) (2013) ... ("LOOK DOWN THAT LONESOME ROAD")
 2013 12 Years a Slave (arranger: "Run Nigger Run")
 2012 The Broken Circle Breakdown (writer: "Didn't Leave Nobody But the Baby")
 2012 Not Fade Away (writer: "Pick A Bale o' Cotton", "Good Mornin' Blues")
 2011 The Big Something (writer: "Good Morning Blues")
 2011 Attack the Block (writer: "Sound of Da Police")
 2011 The Sunset Limited (TV Movie) ("Ain't Gonna Rain No More") / (arranger: "Wants to Be in Heaven When the First Trumpet Sounds", "Ain't Gonna Rain No More")
 2011 Sing Your Song (Documentary) (writer: "Another Man Done Gone", "Sylvie (Bring Me Li'l Water, Silvie)")
 2009 Middle Men (writer: "Honey")
 2008 Swing Vote (writer: "Flower")
 2006/I The Return (writer: "A Mole in the Hole")
 2006 Kurt Cobain About a Son (Documentary) (writer: "The Bourgeois Blues")
 2006 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power (2006) ... (writer: "The Bourgeois Blues")
 2005 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Let Me Hear Your Balalaikas Ringing Out (2005) ... (writer: "Tom Dooley" - uncredited)
 2005 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) ... (writer: "Green Corn")
 2005 The Skeleton Key (arranger: "61 Highway Blues") / (writer: "Les Clefs de la Prison")
 2004 The Aviator ("Howard Hughes" (1940)) / (writer: "Howard Hughes" (1940))
 2004 White Stripes: Under Blackpool Lights (Video documentary) (writer: "Take a Whiff on Me", "De Ballit of de Boll Weevil")
 2003 The Blues (TV Series documentary) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Red, White and Blues (2003) ... (writer: "Pick A Bale O' Cotton")
- Warming by the Devil's Fire (2003) ... (writer: "Trouble So Hard', "Long John")
- Feel Like Going Home (2003) ... (writer: "Long John", "C.C. Rider")
 2003 Holes (writer: "Honey", "Shake 'Em On Down")
 2003 Basic (writer: "Natural Blues")
 2002 Gangs of New York ("New Careless Love") / (producer: "Gospel Train", "The Murderer's Home", "Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer") / (writer: "The Murderer's Home")
 2002 American Soundtrack: This Land Is Your Land (TV Movie) (writer: "Tom Dooley")
 2001 Freddy Got Fingered (writer: "Natural Blues")
 2000 Down from the Mountain (Documentary) (arranger: "(Didn't Leave) Nobody But the Baby", "Po Lazarus")
 2000 Mission: Impossible II (arranger: "DANZA DE IBIO", "VIVA LA VIRGEN DEL CARMEN", "ALBA Y CAMINO") / (courtesy: "DANZA DE IBIO", "ALBA Y CAMINO")
 2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? ("Po Lazarus", "Tom Devil") / (arranger: "Po Lazarus", "Didn't Leave Nobody But the Baby", "Tom Devil")
 1999 The Green Mile (writer: "Old Alabama")
 1999 Forces of Nature (arranger: "Pharaoh")
 1998 Beloved (arranger: "Carrie Belle", "Sheep, Sheep Dont'cha Know The Road")
 1998 Shadrach ("Titanic", "I Want Jesus to Walk With Me") / (arranger: "Titanic")
 1995 The Beatles Anthology (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer: "Rock Island Line")
 1991 Dogfight (writer: "HEY LILEY, LILEY LO")
 1991 Blonde Fist (writer: "Goodnight Irene" - as Lomax)
 1983 Running Brave (arranger: "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")
 1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie (writer: "THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL")
 1982 The Kingston Trio and Friends: Reunion (TV Movie) (writer: "Tom Dooley")
 1979 The Jerk ("Pick A Bale Of Cotton")
 1969 The Sterile Cuckoo (writer: "Hey Liley, Liley Lo" - uncredited)
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Shindig Goes to London: Part 1 (1965) ... (writer: "Rosie")
 1959 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.7 (1959) ... (writer: "Rocks And Gravel (Early In The Mornin')" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

(book, w/J.D. Elder and Bess Lomax Hawes) "Brown Girl in the Ring: An Anthology of Song Games from the Eastern Caribbean". New York: Pantheon Books, 1997. ISBN 0679404538 See more »

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Musicologist who recorded thousands of songs, in Appalachia and other places, to preserve America's folk music heritage. See more »


He was a folklorist and scholar

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