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Born to Rock: Lead Belly

Lead Belly was born around this day of January in 1888 or nine. This is a portion of his story, adapted from my Crawdaddy! column, The Origin of Song. 1,831 more words

Bob Dylan

Best Blues Albums 2015

2015 was another excellent year for new blues albums. Here’s our pick of 21 of the cream of the crop.

Shemekia Copeland: Outskirts of Love… 1,261 more words

The Blues

Not a Whitestar.

Leadbelly – The Titanic (1948)

on racial issues aboard the White Star Line ship

goodnight irene

Speaking of Leadbelly, here is one of the weirdest, most awesomely awkward live recordingsĀ I’ve ever seen. The crowd, the way they hold their drinks, the fact that he only sings the chorus and hums, theĀ stare he levels at his wife, and the end where he grips her face and the white guy behind him grabs (slaps?) his head. 106 more words


Should We Prosecute the #DeathPenalty Executioners?

By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey via Huffington Post
Stripped of its previously presumed preventive rationale, ritualism, moralizing & mythology, the death penalty stands out as torture (or, employing terminology applied by a significant segment of US Courts, as “cruel & unusual punishment.”) –MORE– 8 more words

Lyrics news 2

I have reason to believe that there is an establishment in the largest city in Louisiana, entitled, “The Rising Sun”. It has become associated with poor life choices. 243 more words