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"See My Jumper Hanging On the Line" -- R.L. Burnside

R.L. Burnside at home in Independence, Mississippi in the summer of 1978.

From Alan Lomax’s American Patchwork Project.

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Shirley Collins review – a five-star foray into the darker depths of folk

For decades Shirley Collins was the lost icon, the secret treasure of English folk whose own story was as tragic as the ballads she used to sing. 126 more words

Margaret Barry: wild Irish woman of the British folk scene

Discovered on a street corner by Alan Lomax, the ‘queen of the Gypsies’ was an untamed talent who outdrank Brendan Behan, insulted Bob Dylan, and filled the Royal Albert Hall. 589 more words

On the Smithsonian Channel tonight: Alan Lomax's man-on-the-street interviews the day after Pearl Harbor

The phrase originally was to be “a date which will live in world history.”

Not the same, is it? The original wording doesn’t quite capture the shock, anger and outrage this nation felt after Imperial Japan launched a Sunday surprise air strike against the U.S. 204 more words

Growing Up In a Musical Family

Photo By Tyler Lambert

When I was a kid, we didn’t watch much television.  My parents didn’t own a color TV until I was grown and gone.   595 more words