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Posted By: GUEST,Shimrod
31-Jan-11 - 10:42 AM
Thread Name: New Alan Lomax biography reviewed
Subject: RE: New Alan Lomax biography reviewed
Thanks for posting these reviews, DD. They make fascinating reading. Now I'll have to read the book!

I'm struck by how at least one reviewer describes Lomax as a "purist" - and, as usual, this word has negative connotations. But, surely, if hadn't been a purist he wouldn't have accomplished what he accomplished (?) In my experience, in a folk music context, the word 'purist' usually means, "not interested in Rock Music"!