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Thread #93117 Message #1817392
Posted By: emjay
23-Aug-06 - 06:34 PM
Thread Name: Documentary on Alan Lomax - PBS, 22 August 06
Subject: RE: Documentary on Alan Lomax - PBS, 22 August 06
I wonder how many of the songs we know and love now would have been lost if not for the work of John and Alan Lomax. I refer to my Lomax books now and have frequently in the more than 50 years since I bought the first one. Many very familar songs are in the various Lomax collections, and many of them are usually sung almost as Lomax recorded them.
That program was wonderful. If only it could have been hours longer or maybe one in a weekly series of Lomax shows. All those hours of Library of Congress recordings to he heard!
Even though I taped the show, I will gladly buy a cd and a dvd if those are released.