(1867 - 1948)
(born September 23, 1867, Goodman, Mississippi;
died January 26, 1948, Greenville, Mississippi)
Lomax from Goodman, Mississippi was a pioneer in recording and collecting
black field music and folk songs, prison work chants, blues and spirituals.
Because of his efforts, folk-blues artist such
as Leadbelly and songs such as "Rock Island Line" and "John Henry" have
become part of the American music treasury.
In all, Lomax amassed some ten thousand recordings
for the Library of Congress, including hundreds of blues songs that serve
as the foundation of what we know about the origins and early development
of the music.
Santelli -- The Big Book of Blues : A Biographical Encyclopedia
By Carl P. McConnell
McConnell talks about the Carter Family, Doc & Carl,
The Original Virginia Boys
and the early days of radio.