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photoThe Blues run like a deep river through American history and culture, giving expression to the men and women who worked the farms, levee camps and prisons of the American South.

John A. and Alan Lomax followed the Blues across the dirt roads and road the rails across forests and plantations to record the sound of America in transition.

Tonight, the story of African-Americans in the land of the Blues.


Anna Lomax, daughter of Alan Lomax and director of recordings being released on Rounder Records

Don Fleming, director of licensing for the Alan Lomax Archive

This program aired on August 8, 2003.

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