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“You make me think of you almost all the time. Usually about what you
say, the things we talk about, your insights. You inspire me. You… 648 more words

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beyonce bit this...

…from Miss Shirley Ellis, best known for “The Name Game”, “The Clapping Song”, and “Nitty Gritty”. Of course, I don’t know if Beyonce (or Tricky or The-Dream) actually ripped from “Get Out” to get to “Single Ladies”, but it’s close enough to wonder. 77 more words

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Not Sugar, Sugar - Ain't No More Cane

I’ve long been fascinated by the relationship between sugar, economics, slavery and hardship, historically and in song (Go Down Old Hannah, Joshua Gone Barbados, and so on). 189 more words

Songs

Friday Onions: Spherical Bastard

Devastating cream shortage:

Turtles, unstoppable turtles:

Soft-core muffle wagon brings the escapologists to town:

Hourly updates from the tungsten mines:

Fizzy bathwater rendering the insurance documents illegible:

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Vinyl Box Set Staff Pick: 'Root Hog or Die-100 Years-100 Songs: An Alan Lomax Centennial Tribute'

In celebration of Alan Lomax’s 100th birthday, Mississippi Records is proud to present a 6 LP box set featuring 100 of his finest field recordings. Previously unreleased tracks by Bob Dylan, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Southern Drum and Fife Corps, Bill Broonzy, Rosa Lee Hill, Dennis McGee, Jean Ritchie, Shirley Collins, Bukka White, Vera Ward Hall, The Georgia Sea Island Singers, Son House and many more.

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Song of the Day: April 20

This week, soprano María Valdés curates Song of the Day. She will perform with NYFOS next Tuesday, April 26th, in Compositora: Songs by Latin American Women, … 238 more words

Song Of The Day

Fabulous New Field Recordings By John And Alan Lomax

JALOPY RECORDS PARTNERS WITH MISSISSIPPI RECORDS TO RELEASE ‘LOST TRAIN BLUES’ – COMPILED FOR ALAN LOMAX’S 100TH BIRTHDAY WITH NEVER-BEFORE-ISSUED FIELD RECORDINGS

This project excited me when I was told about it. 822 more words