Does anyone know if they are gong to try and repair the broken discs
of the Radio Ballad maybe using Irene. I emailed them but they never
replied. Chris B.
The first of these, The Man Who Went to War, was written by Langston
Hughes and starred Canada Lee, Paul Robeson, and Ethel Waters. Alan
Lomax helped select the music. Bridson described this as one of the
most popular programs he ever had on the air, “being heard by millions
on its first broadcast alone” (Bridson, 1971, p. 111). Sadly, the
glass masters for the program were accidentally broken before they
could be preserved on tape.