Alan Lomax (1915 – 2002) played a major role in recording Delta blues artists from the 1930’s to 1978.
In the 1930’s he worked with his father, John Lomax. They made a trip through the southern United States in which they discovered and recorded Huddy Ledbetter in Angola State Penitentiary in Louisiana.
He made the first recordings of Muddy Waters (1941-42) at Stovall Farm near Clarksdale. He also made historic recordings of Son House in Tunica County 1941 and 1942. He also recorded David “Honeyboy” Edwards (1942) and other Delta bluesmen.