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Posted By: Frankham
23-Jul-05 - 01:42 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Bascomb Lamar Lunsford
Subject: RE: Folklore: Bascomb Lamar Lunsford
Jack Elliott referred to him as "Bastard Lampoon Lunchfart."

Our experience with him was negative as he was convinced that we were "commonists". He even told that to Red Parham, the amazing rawboned harmonica player who worked with George Pegram. Bascom was not known for his Southern Hospitality.

He was nonetheless a great folk singer. He had a unique banjo style and could deliver a ballad as good as anyone. He was the inspiration for the late Derroll Adams.

Frank Hamilton