I was originally going to send this to a regular poster named Lunsford on the BHO in the off chance that he had not seen this. I have a nose for this kind of film / documentary and just found it by chance and really liked it. So I did a member search and there are a whole bunch of Lunsford’s on the BHO. This was a documentary that was originally on PBS and it is very well done.
Thanks for that heads up. My original link worked several times for me but somewhere along the line some other crap got hooked on the end. As above, so below! ??
It's a great film, and David Hoffman is a wonderful documentarian. I think I first saw it in the later-60's. The first I heard of Bascom was in Seeger's red book which includes a great picture of him with an old S.S. Stewart banjo on pg. 46
Don't know if I'm the Lunsford you were looking for, but spelled my way with a "ce" is quite less common than with an "s". Back in the 1800's we may have spelled it that way. As far as I know, we have no connection to Bascom, though who knows? ... if you go back far enough. My Luncefords were from Missouri, maybe as far back as the 1830's.
Thanks for mentioning the film. I'd recommend it to anyone who has yet to see it.
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