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Thread #163225   Message #3891987
Posted By: Jim Carroll
03-Dec-17 - 07:25 AM
Thread Name: Radio Ballad Format - who created it?
Subject: RE: Radio Ballad Format - who created it?
"I thought Lomax collaborated with Bob Copper and Ewen MacColl. Such are myths made of."
Lomax did -but not on the Radio Ballads
Lomax persuaded than to start researching their own repertoires rather than the American songs they were singing
He was also a participant in the East London ' Theatre Royal' Concerts with which were probably the opening shots of the folk song revival.
Mike Yates wrote an excellent article for the Folk Music Journal entitled 'Lomax in London' which covers the period in great detail
Jim Carroll