Note: Lomax's Thanksgiving special discusses the history of the holiday and America's spiritual music traditions. With recordings by the Golden Eagle Gospel Singers, Merle Travis, the Royal Harmonaires, John Jacob Niles, and Lomax's singing of "I Am Bound for the Promised Land."
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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