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Cowboy Songs and other Frontier Ballads by John A. Lomax; American Ballads and Folk Songs by John A. and Alan Lomax (both Macmillan)

Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 20 May 1967

IT ALL started with the Lomaxes — at least it often seems that way. Though there have been other American folksong collectors, before and since, whose work has been more scholarly, and whose claims are more reliable, John A. Lomax and his son Alan blazed a trail — literally blazed it — that really got the folksong revival going in America. Then Alan came to Britain and did the same thing over here.

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