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Racism is Evil

Racism is evil. That’s always been our stance at Down at the Crossroads. Anyone who knows anything about the blues knows that the blues grew up in the iniquity of the Jim Crow era in the United States and were a visceral response to the suffering and afflictions of the black community. 1,165 more words


365 Days of Album Recommendations - Aug 3

Leadbelly – Important Recordings 1934-1949

“Important Recordings” is a bit of an understatement, to say the least.

But anyhow, as long as we’re on the subject of how much I love JSP remasters, let’s have some Leadbelly then. 83 more words

Album Recommendations

Lead Belly - King Of The Twelve-String Guitar

Lead Belly, born Huddie William Ledbetter, was a blues and folk singer known for being the most prolific and talented performer to come out of his era. 964 more words


Of Syracuse, Cotton fields and an unpopular journey

Welcome to La Trattoria di Leonardo, our little Italian restaurant, open just the week of my Mother’s birthday!

This Monday was my Mother’s birthday and we decided to make an Italian Birthday party for her with ciabatta, tonno alla siracusiana, breadsticks, cantuccini and Italian salad, bottles of wine, prosecco… 159 more words


"Leadbelly's Other Lesson" (Poem, 04/09/07) Doc. #008

The Text:

Leadbelly’s Other Lesson

April 9th, 2007

If you want to do more than just
the guitar,
if you want to make it sing of sorrow… 1,111 more words

The Regression Collection

Fascism, Resistance & the Media

‘If you assume that there is no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, that there are opportunities to change things, then there is a possibility that you can contribute to making a better world.’ 42 more words