John Lomax, Wnyc, Texas discussed on All of It


Now, I understand the great musicologists, aloe. Max played a part in getting songs of the oak made what was his role. Well, it was with Lomax is help that. The project was underwritten by the archive of American folk song at the library of congress, and they supplied them with a quote unquote, portable fifty pound presto, lacquer discounter for the job. All right, while we're on the Lomax is we need to mention, Allen's father and fellow musicologist. John Lomax who actually had a radio show. What was ballot hunter bell? Hunter was a series of ten syndicated folk programs that we have in our collection and like sunken and Todd's documentary for WNYC these shows were somewhat novel at the time because they incorporated original field recording. And what we have here is a sample of the type of music you'd here on this show. Here's a recording Lomax made in a segregated men's prison in Sugarland. Texas. The prisoner known as clear rock Platt. All ball. Blue. Why not? The dust bowl courtesy of the WNYC archives. Andy, thank you for the audio history lesson. Thank you, just remind our listeners can hear this material and so much more WNYC dot ORG slash archive slash collections. Anything much? We'll see you next week. Thank you. Why not? Where? Bob. Girl. Oh. Our trip to the archives reminded us. There's always been a narrative about the United States that you could come here to find a better life. The recent rob has been does the current administration and its supporters. Welcome people who aren't native born Americans. This brings us to the topic of nationalism. Yes, that's the word that president of the United States has been using recently here is describing himself as a nationalist at a rally on October twenty second in Texas. We're.

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