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Folklorist Alan Lomax Preserves Traditional Music

A new collection of six CD's will be released next month by Rounder Records featuring folk music recordings Lomax recorded in the American South from 1959-60. It is titled "The Alan Lomax Collection: Southern Journey." Lomax spent more than a half century recording the folk music and customs of the world. Lomax and his father, John, were the first folklorists to travel around the American south, recording songs on portable record machines. They both contributed thousands of field recordings to the Library of Congress' Archive of American Folk Song, which John Lomax founded in 1941. Alan Lomax is 82 and is living in Florida. (REBROADCAST from 7/9/90).


Other segments from the episode on March 7, 1997

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 7, 1997: Interview with Charlie Rich; Interview with Alana Lomax; Review of a concert by David Heflgott; Review of the film "Private Parts."


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