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(From The Drummer’s Bible: How to Play Every Drum Style from Afro-Cuban to Zydeco , by Mick Berry and Jason Gianni, a style guide for drummers divided into chapters on individual styles. 825 more words
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 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 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