Note: A program concerning America's "crazy songs and fool ditties," with Alan Lomax performing and playing an assortment of nonsense songs, jokes, and poems. Includes Fairley Holden's "Intoxicated Rat," Richard Dyer-Bennett's "The Swapping Song," Bob Haggart and Ray Bauduc's "Big Noise from Winnetka," Cousin Emmy's "Little Johnny Booker." Lomax tells some "moron jokes," and announces the record prize for the best letter written in praise of Cousin Emmy's singing.
About the session: Lomax's thematic program featuring "recorded folk songs from here, there and everywhere." John Szwed, in his The Man Who Recorded the World, writes this about the show: "The best experience [Lomax] ever had in radio is how he described it. He'd walk in off the street with a pile of records and improvise his comments for a half hour. 'I have been able to talk about race relations, psychological problems and the oneness of the human family, as well as purely folkloristic matters.' Being a DJ was 'not nearly as bad as it sounds.'"
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