John A. Lomax and his son traveled around collecting song recordings and images of the blues. Their collection is housed in the American Folklife Center. It is responsible for the widespread love of the blues in America.
Blues music evolved as northern cities added more instruments. Additionally, John A. Lomax and his son collected recording and images about the blues, allowing many Americans to listen to the blues. This collection is an important record of the history of blues.
Due to the wider variety of instruments used, blues music in the North was better than blues in the South. Additionally, John A. Lomax and his son collected song recordings and images related to the blues. Without this collection, the blues would not be as popular as it is today.
In the South, blues music was played on a harmonica and guitar. In the North, it was played on electric guitars, drums, pianos, and saxophones. John A. Lomax and his son collected 10,000 song recordings and 6,000 images. Because of them, Americans could listen to the music of exceptional artists like Muddy Waters and Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter