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Stephen Colbert's New Bandleader Could Change Late Night TV

If anyone can match Stephen Colbert’s big personality when he debuts The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on September 8, it’s his new bandleader Jon Batiste… 1,037 more words

New World Jukebox Blues

In this series of blog posts, I explore the music and venues documented by the Library of Congress/Fisk University Coahoma County Study, 1941-42. Each post features an exclusive playlist, holding the records played on jukeboxes in the city of Clarksdale during September 1941. 654 more words

Anna & Elizabeth. Anna & Elizabeth. Free Dirt records

Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle take the listener here on a ghostly trip through Appalachian music. Spare and stark, their voices ring out over skeletal banjo, fiddle and guitar backing on 16 songs that are as old as the hills. 300 more words


This Historic Day In Music: John & Alan Lomax Meet Huddie Ledbetter

This is a reprise of a post that originally appeared on sixstr stories in July, 2010.

In early June, 1933, Texas-based Folk song collector John Lomax and his 18-year-old son, Alan, drove out of Dallas on a mission. 556 more words

This Historic Day In Music

John Ciardi, Alan Lomax, Ga. Sea Island Singers

Singing starts at 2:17.

A segment on the Georgia Sea Island Singers shot at St. Simons Island – featuring Bessie Jones, John Davis, Peter Davis, Willis Proctor, Mable Hillery, Emma Lee Ramsey, Joe Dixon, Joe Armstrong, and others unidentified, and guest host Alan Lomax – from the short-lived CBS educational program “Accent,” hosted by poet John Ciardi, 1962.



The 78 Project is more than just a movie about people making records. According to those involved It shows what happens when you capture live music inspired, they say, by ghosts. 754 more words


Review of Elijah Wald's "Dylan Goes Electric"

I’ve just sailed through the uncorrected proofs of long-title-lover Elijah Wald’s latest, Dylan Goes Electric: Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night that Split the Sixties… 1,534 more words