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Lomax/Collins BBC Radio4

27 Jul 02 - 02:15 PM (#755530)
Subject: Lomax/Collins BBC Radio4 tonight Sat
From: GUEST,greg stephens

In case no-one else has posted this. Shirley Collins reminiscing on song-xollecting with Alan Lomax. 8-9 PM Sat 27 BBC Radio 4.


27 Jul 02 - 02:53 PM (#755545)
Subject: RE: Lomax/Collins BBC Radio4 tonight Sat
From: GUEST

Thanks!


27 Jul 02 - 03:02 PM (#755555)
Subject: RE: Lomax/Collins BBC Radio4 tonight Sat
From: McGrath of Harlow

Just saw this in time. Thanks, I'd have missed it.

I suppose they might archive it for a bit anyway, so it's worth trying the BBC site,, and hunt around, anyone who can't hear it live and would like to listen to it.


27 Jul 02 - 04:31 PM (#755580)
Subject: RE: Lomax/Collins BBC Radio4 tonight Sat
From: McGrath of Harlow

Just listened to it - and as I thought, it's archived and, at least for the present, you can hear it by visting this page, and clicking on the bit where it offers the option of listening to the most recent "archive hour" programme - which for the time being is this one.

Hearing it reinforced my feelings that most of the adverse comments about Alan Lomax that have been surfacing are way wide of the mark, and totally fail to appreciate the circumstances of the time. Listen to it and see if it strikes you the same way. Some great blues on it too.


17 Feb 06 - 07:18 AM (#1670950)
Subject: RE: Lomax/Collins BBC Radio4 tonight Sat
From: GUEST,Space Girl

if anyone would still like to hear it or have a copy for themselves, you can find it here (it's around 52 mb)


29 Dec 16 - 08:59 PM (#3829460)
Subject: RE: Lomax/Collins BBC Radio4 tonight Sat
From: GUEST,CJB

Please re-upload to say DropBox or Mediafire - thank you.


30 Dec 16 - 09:18 AM (#3829536)
Subject: RE: Lomax/Collins BBC Radio4 tonight Sat
From: GUEST

Its in the Archive at:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b050sbzw

Alan Lomax - Songs of Freedom
Archive on 4

To mark the centenary of the birth of folklorist Alan Lomax in 1915, Billy Bragg presents a new and original thesis. Billy argues that the legendary "song hunter" was a vital, but overlooked figure in the Civil Rights Movement, whose recorded archive would become the authoritative repository of black folk culture in America.

Alan Lomax is a towering figure in the history of music, afforded a front page obituary by the New York Times following his death in 2002. A pioneering musicologist, folklorist and broadcaster, in the 1930s Lomax extensively recorded American folk and blues musicians. Over the course of his career he collected over 3000 hours of music and in-depth interviews.

While Lomax's influence in sparking the folk music revival of the 1960s is well known, in this programme Billy Bragg tells a story of far greater significance. His central thesis is that Lomax's mission was to empower black Americans by awakening them to their folk culture. The politically charged nature of Lomax's work resulted in him being hounded out of the US during the Red scare and the FBI kept a file on him for 30 years.

Interviews include Lomax's former assistant the folk singer Shirley Collins, singer and Civil Rights documentarian Candie Carawan, Lomax's biographer John Szwed and Lomax's daughter Anna.

This programme was made with the help of Alan Lomax's Association for Cultural Equity and the Library of Congress who have supplied a wealth of stunning archive material - including Lomax's field recordings, oral history interviews and groundbreaking radio broadcasts.

Presenter: Billy Bragg

Producer: Max O'Brien
A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0076ppm

Alan Lomax - Sing Christmas
Archive on 4

On Christmas Day 1957, the BBC made a ground-breaking hour-long live broadcast, transmitting Christmas songs from around the British Isles. Texan folklorist and broadcaster Alan Lomax was the host.

The broadcast was a mixture of ancient carols, folk songs, calypso, West African music, dixieland, skiffle, children's carols and glees. Singers across the country contributed live performances, with Lomax sitting at the centre of the web in a Birmingham studio. It was thrilling, innovative and daring.

This musical time capsule gathers the memories of those involved to recapture the flavour of this pioneering BBC broadcast.

Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b039g8px

Alan Lomax - Southern Journeys
The Archive Hour

The story of American traditional music is dominated by the father and son team John and Alan Lomax who discovered, recorded, and popularised the music of the poor, the dispossessed and voiceless. During Alan Lomax's 1959 tour of the southern states, he was accompanied by his then lover, English folk singer Shirley Collins, and here she tells the story of how he recorded the sounds of a world that was fast disappearing, but which still influences popular music today.

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CJB


30 Dec 16 - 07:58 PM (#3829679)
Subject: RE: Lomax/Collins BBC Radio4 tonight Sat
From: The Sandman

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31 Dec 16 - 02:12 AM (#3829695)
Subject: RE: Lomax/Collins BBC Radio4 tonight Sat
From: GUEST,henryp

BBC Radio 4 Mastertapes Series 6 10 episodes

1. Monday 2 January 23:00 Laura Marling A-side
2. Tuesday 3 January 15:30 Laura Marling B-side

3. Monday 9 January 2017 23:00 Graham Nash A-side
4. Tuesday 10 January 2017 15:30 Graham Nash B-side

More information coming soon.

According to an announcement on Radio 4;

Shirley Collins

60 earlier episodes available to download.


01 Jan 17 - 09:25 AM (#3829840)
Subject: RE: Lomax/Collins BBC Radio4 tonight Sat
From: GUEST,SB

Re: Mastertapes series. Yeah - 60 archived progs avail. for download. BUT future progs or subjects not listed at all incl. Shirley Collins (presumably).


01 Jan 17 - 04:20 PM (#3829879)
Subject: RE: Lomax/Collins BBC Radio4 tonight Sat
From: GUEST,henryp

27 Nov 2016 Lovely afternoon yesterday Maida Vale Studios for Love, Death And The Lady @BBCRadio4 #mastertapes with the incomparable @shirleyeCollins

My New Year's Prediction;

5. Monday 16 January 2017 23:00 Shirley Collins A-side
6. Tuesday 17 January 2017 15:30 Shirley Collins B-side

Though I did also predict wins for Remain and Clinton.

Shirley's Forthcoming Events;
SAT 04 FEB GLASGOW Celtic Connections City Halls
SAT 11 FEB BRISTOL Colston Hall
SAT 18 FEB LONDON Barbican
SUN 23 APR PRESTATYN Safe As Milk Festival
SAT 06 MAY Warwick Arts Centre


01 Jan 17 - 08:12 PM (#3829905)
Subject: RE: Lomax/Collins BBC Radio4 tonight Sat
From: GUEST,Susanne (skw) sans cookie

Hi, thanks for this info. In Germany we had the pleasure of a 3-hour programme (11 pm Hogmanay to 2 am New Year's Day) about the Lomaxes called - naturally - 'Songhunters'. It can be heard again at Deutschlandradio, 31/12/16. Click on 'Lange Nacht, Songhunters'.


01 Jan 17 - 10:03 PM (#3829913)
Subject: RE: Lomax/Collins BBC Radio4 tonight Sat
From: GUEST,SB

Susanne - any ideas how to download the Song Hunters / Long Night programmes please?


01 Jan 17 - 10:07 PM (#3829915)
Subject: RE: Lomax/Collins BBC Radio4 tonight Sat
From: GUEST,SB

Here is the link to one programme:

http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/eine-lange-nacht-ueber-amerikanische-volksmusik-songhunters.704.de.html?dram:article_id=372358


01 Jan 17 - 10:17 PM (#3829918)
Subject: RE: Lomax/Collins BBC Radio4 tonight Sat
From: GUEST

One audio link is:

http://ondemand-mp3.dradio.de/file/dradio/2016/12/31/songhunters_lange_nacht_ueber_amerikanische_volksmusik_dlf_20161231_2305_2a762633.mp3

Can be downloaded using Orbit.

SB


06 Jan 17 - 09:01 AM (#3830736)
Subject: RE: Lomax/Collins BBC Radio4 tonight Sat
From: GUEST,henryp

Tuesday 27 December 2016; On the eve of the sixth series of Mastertapes (which features the likes of Laura Marling, Graham Nash and Shirley Collins) there is another chance to hear the Mastertapes special, in which Paul McCartney joins John Wilson.

Shirley Collins' episodes should be on their way - dates still awaited.


08 Jan 17 - 03:58 PM (#3831238)
Subject: RE: Lomax/Collins BBC Radio4
From: FreddyHeadey

"Love, Death and the Lady" with Shirley Collins
2017 Jan 16&17
Mastertapes Episodes page
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b021mjc4/episodes/guide


08 Jan 17 - 05:12 PM (#3831248)
Subject: RE: Lomax/Collins BBC Radio4
From: GUEST,henryp

Thank you!

Mastertapes, Series 6 Mon 16 Jan 2017 23:00

John Wilson returns with another edition of Mastertapes, the series in which he talks to leading performers and songwriters about the album that made them or changed them. Recorded in front of a live audience at the BBC's iconic Maida Vale Studios.

A-side: "Love, Death and the Lady" with Shirley Collins

Released in 1970 on the Harvest label (also home to Deep Purple, Kevin Ayers and Pink Floyd), Love Death & the Lady exuded a darkness that reflected Shirley's own personal loneliness at the time. With tracks like The Outlandish Knight, The Oxford Girl and Geordie, the album revolves around the themes of murder, class conflict and betrayal.

Shirley Collins began the 1970s releasing what is now regarded by many as one of her finest albums... and she ended the decade by losing her singing voice through dysphonia. Yet she remains revered today by the likes of Graham Coxon, Billy Bragg, Stewart Lee, Jonny Greenwood and Angel Olsen.

The B-side of the programme, where it's the turn of the audience to ask the questions, can be heard tomorrow (Tuesday) at 3.30pm

Complete versions of the songs performed in the programme (and others) can be heard on the 'Mastertapes' pages on the Radio 4 website, where the programmes can also be downloaded and other musical goodies accessed.

Producer: Paul Kobrak.