John Lomax, Ledbetter, Producer discussed on Phantom Power: Sounds about Sound


And his relationship with the folklorist and record producer John Lomax. Can you talk a little bit about their relationship? Those two men. Well actually wanna start with with lead belly and he actually hated that nickname. And that's why in the book, I most often talk about Ledbetter and use us his his name because that nickname was given to him in prison and Lomax insisted on it because he saw. Him being his imprisonment as a kind of racial authencity, John Lomax was folk collector and grew up in Texas, and he would travel he worked for the library of congress and various other organizations, and saw himself as the great preserver of black folk culture. And Lomax.

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