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PBS t.v. special: Alan Lomax Songhunter

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Subject: PBS t.v. special: Alan Lomax Songhunter
From: open mike
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 04:31 AM

Tonight i watched a wonderful show...a documentary on one of the world's premier field recording specialists...with over 10,000 recordings from all over the world in archives of the Library of Congress. I believe many of these are also in the Smithsonian Museum
http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2006/lomax/
Jphn and Allen Lomax helped to preserve many many folk songs, field hollers, ballads and other treaures.
http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2006/lomax/special_folklife.html
In one of the most profound quotes from him, he said that
people deserved cultural equity ( i wish i had written down the exact
words he used...)

and went on to say that broadcasters and corporations own the means
of tranmitting culture, and the individuals with receivers can listen but it is only a one way proposition...and the "folks" need to be able to have equal time for their grass roots arts.
Not just to be fed what ever culture the media wants them to hear and see.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0439682/
This contains interviews with Peter Kennedy, Jean Ritchie, and others
including film clips of musicians from Spain, Scotland and Leadbelly, Pete Seeger, and others.

I wish i had had the means to record it, as i was not able to see it all, and would not like to miss a minute...so if anyone else gets the chance to see it on your Public Television channel, turn it on!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lomax_the_Songhunter
i believe it came out in germany in 2004 or 2005.
Lomax passed away in 2002.
http://www.lomaxthesonghunter.com/ this seems to be a Dutch site...
as the film mker is from Holland.
http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2006/lomax/about.html
Laurel


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Subject: RE: PBS t.v. special: Alan Lomax Songhunter
From: open mike
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 12:12 PM

John and Alan Lomax were very important to folk music in the U.S.
and around the world, many of the field recordings that exist today
were because of their work!

http://www.pbs.org/americanrootsmusic/pbs_arm_saa_lomax.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lomax

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Lomax

http://www.buffaloreport.com/020726lomax.html

does anyone here have personal remembrances of them?


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Subject: RE: PBS t.v. special: Alan Lomax Songhunter
From: open mike
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 12:27 PM

yes, indeed. Cultural Equity was the quote, and here is the web site
http://www.culturalequity.org/index.html


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Subject: RE: PBS t.v. special: Alan Lomax Songhunter
From: open mike
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 02:13 PM

this is showing other times this week in my area

KIXE/CHANNEL 9
P.O.V.: Lomax the Songhunter Thursday, September 4, 3:00am
"Lomax the Songhunter" celebrates musicologist Alan Lomax.

P.O.V.: Lomax the Songhunter Friday, September 5, 2:00am
"Lomax the Songhunter" celebrates musicologist Alan Lomax.

check This PBS site for local listings in your area


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Subject: RE: PBS t.v. special: Alan Lomax Songhunter
From: peregrina
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 06:17 PM

It was a wonderful film. I think there's been a thread about it before? There's a DVD available


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Subject: RE: PBS t.v. special: Alan Lomax Songhunter
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 08:26 PM

Documentary on Alan Lomax - 22 August 06 is the other thread from its first release in 2006.

It was an interesting program.

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: PBS t.v. special: Alan Lomax Songhunter
From: Deckman
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 08:46 PM

Laurel ... thanks for your posting work ... we'll be watching it! bob


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Subject: RE: PBS t.v. special: Alan Lomax Songhunter
From: open mike
Date: 04 Sep 08 - 01:16 PM

I hope some folks were able to see and/or record this.
let me know if there might be any copies available
on VHS or DVD. I would love to see the whole documentary.

inspiring!


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Subject: RE: PBS t.v. special: Alan Lomax Songhunter
From: GUEST,Ian cookieless
Date: 14 Jun 09 - 01:00 PM

I have just bought (from Amazon) and watched the DVD, 'Lomax the Songhunter', and it is a wonderful piece of work, with many marvellous cameos, so I have revived this thread so that more people can know about, buy and see this superb film.


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Subject: RE: PBS t.v. special: Alan Lomax Songhunter
From: Don Firth
Date: 14 Jun 09 - 01:27 PM

Excellent, Ian! Thanks for the heads-up!

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: PBS t.v. special: Alan Lomax Songhunter
From: Art Thieme
Date: 14 Jun 09 - 03:17 PM

Mike, a personal bit for you.

At the Folk Alliance yearly gathering in Cleveland, he and I were both in wheelchairs. In jest, I asked him if he'd like to race down the hall. -----------------------------It didn't happen.

Art


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