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Old, Weird Monday #4 - "The Butcher Boy" - Buell Kazee

Off the tracks of the Anthology of American Folk Music (AAFM) comes Buell Kazee’s “The Butcher Boy”.  Buell, an old-time music banjo picker laid it down on Brunswick in 1928 and it’s one of the best cuts on the collection.   128 more words

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Old, Weird Monday #3 - Coley Jones' "Drunkard's Special"

Here’s a goofy sort of tune about a drunkard who suspects his wife of cheating on him only to hear her claim the most absurd excuses which he goes on believing. 548 more words

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Old, Weird Monday #1 - Greil Marcus, Bob Dylan and The AAFM

As the original intent of this blog was to provide a more eclectic range of music, I feel that my selections, although still spread across a range of pop, blues, rock and jazz, are starting to become more mainstream than the tunes I typically listen to and read about.   634 more words

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Richard "Rabbit" Brown

One of the joys of being an amateur ethnomusicologist is that there is never any shortage of mysteries to solve.  However, for this nearly infinite number of questions, there exist only a limited number of answers.   2,082 more words

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Blind Willie Johnson

Biographical Information

The exact date and location of Johnson’s birth are in doubt.  Some records indicated that Johnson was born on January 22, 1897  while others put his birthdate three days later.   2,383 more words

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Over the Garden Wall at The Solute

Last week, Cartoon Network ran its first animated miniseries, Over the Garden Wall, described as a “five night mystery adventure.” Created by Patrick McHale, previously of CN series… 157 more words


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