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Michael Jerome Browne's Sliding Delta digs into blues roots

There aren’t many of us who can claim to have seen blues royalty the likes of Lightnin’ Hopkins, Muddy Waters and James Cotton by the time we were 15. 877 more words


Rooted in the blues: Michael Jerome Browne returns to his first love in new album

When Michael Jerome Browne was nine years old, he saw his first blues concert. It was an acoustic performance by the legendary harmonica-and-guitar duo of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, and it was a moment that shaped his life. 680 more words

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Music on Mondays (12-29-14)—An argument over politics

I have always liked music about actual historical events.

I am reminded of them each year because I get daily emails about historical events from history.com. 288 more words

Music On Mondays

December 27, 1895: You Can Step on My Blue Suede Shoes, But Don't You Touch My Stetson

The night was clear and the moon was yellow
And the leaves came tumbling down

Many of us remember the hit recording from 1959 about an unfortunate bit of a barroom business between Billy Lyon and his good friend Stagger Lee. 329 more words

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