Mudcat Café message #1526118 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #83121   Message #1526118
Posted By: Peter T.
23-Jul-05 - 07:09 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Bascomb Lamar Lunsford
Subject: RE: Folklore: Bascomb Lamar Lunsford
To quote Van Ronk: "Lunsford himself was a racist anti-Semitic white supremacist who in later years would steadfastly refuse to come to the Newport Folk Festivals because of Seeger's involvement" (being a suspected Commie).

On the other hand, Lunsford had this fascination with the Cherokee, and of course Negro minstrel music. Part of the contradictions.


Peter T.