Jelly Roll Morton Recordings Awarded Prix Charles Cros

Paris. In its 59th Palmaré the Académie Charles Cros awarded the Lomax Archive the Prix Charles Cros for historical and editorial work on The Complete Library of Congress Recordings by Alan Lomax. The Prix Charles Cros is the most distinguished musical award in France. In 2002 the Académie Charles Cros honored Alan Lomax for his life’s work, describing him in these words: “Grande figure du collectage phonographique des musiques populaires aux Etats Unis, en Amérique du Sud et en Europe.”

Originally posted: January 1, 2006