Note: Political satire routine by Texan humorist John Henry Faulk, who riffs about the Cold War, Ronald Reagan and Jeanne Kirkpatrick, Nicaragua, and the invasion of Grenada from the point of view of East Texas. Things he believes. "I like God best, but next to God, Jerry Falwell." He hates, "but in a very Christian way." "Greatest president: Ronald Reagan| greatest statesman: Jesse Helms. And the earth is flat." "Waco, Texas, is the Vatican City of Southern Baptists." Alan Lomax tells the story of the Princess Worrycare (a Jack story) and reminisces about his "absolutely magic" trip to the Bahamas in 1935, when he was 18. Bess Lomax tells about a small hand-written grant application to the Smithsonian from an instrument maker, Albert Hash, to teach instrument making at a high school in Virginia. Some years later, after the death of the teacher, the students at his school formed the Albert Hash Memorial String Band, using their own hand-made instruments, which played at school football games. Bess Lomax sings "Crows in the Garden Pulling up Corn." Joey Lomax (son of John Lomax, Jr.) sings the Texas river song: "We Crossed the Wide Pecos, we forded the Neuces." They all sing "Bye-Bye, My Roseanna" and "Goodnight, Irene."
About the session: John Henry Faulk entertains Alan Lomax, Bess Lomax Hawes and Shirley Lomax Duggan at a Lomax family gathering in Arlington, Virginia
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