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Songlines Essential 10: Song Collectors

In the current issue of Songlines (October 2015, #110), we selected the essential list of ten Song Collectors. You can read the full piece here… 223 more words


Episode 5: Field Trips and Popular Archeology - John and Alan Lomax

John and Alan Lomax were early pioneers in ethnomusicology, travelling together across the United States, collecting various folk songs on behalf of the Library of Congress… 94 more words

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A Very Brief History of Blues Music

(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

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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… 1,044 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