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Alan Lomax

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Alan Lomax

Alan Lomax

Alan Lomax

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Alan Lomax, a folklorist and author whose collection the songs of the American south inspired many folk musicians, has died. It was the work of Alan Lomax - along with his father John - that provided the basis for the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress. Lynn Neary talks with folk singer Pete Seeger about Lomax and his legacy.