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This Is a Recording: On Alan Lomax

Just not “write”

In David Yaffe's review of the book about the Lomaxes he writes, “Donegan went to the offensive extreme of copywriting Lead Belly’s music as his own.” No.. .he copyrighted the music. “Copywriting” is something that is done before it gets to to your copy editor, who should know better! Good piece, though.

Paul Lehrman

Medford, MA

Sep 4 2011 - 12:30pm