Season 19, Episode 7 Lomax the Songhunter
First Aired: August 22, 2006
The remarkable “Lomax the Songhunter” celebrates the life and work of musicologist Alan Lomax (1915-2002) by retracing his 1950s trek to record indigenous folk music in Scotland, Spain and Sicily; and meeting with people he recorded. The documentary also examines his earlier work in the American South; features archival footage and insights from friends and colleagues, including Pete Seeger (who helped Lomax catalog many of his field recordings).
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- Premiered: July 5, 1988
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- Premise: This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr… (more)