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‘There’s Somethin’ Happenin’ Here’ — Songs that Celebrate a Turbulent Time (Part Two): From Folk-Rock to Pop

For Pete’s Sake

Long before Bob Dylan made his mark; before Peter, Paul and Mary made the folk scene a regular happening; before the Limeliters came to light and the Kingston Trio thrilled us with their harmonies; before Trini Lopez, Harry Belafonte and Arlo Guthrie serenaded us with their hits, there were the likes of Huddy Ledbetter (“Leadbelly”) and Jimmie Rodgers, Arlo’s legendary papa Woody Guthrie, and that craggy rock of ages, Pete Seeger. 1,945 more words

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The Truth About John Henry

May 1866: the first mixed-race jury in Virginia convenes to indict Jefferson Davis (the trial was never completed). On the same day, a man named John Henry stands trial for burglary. 1,902 more words

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Classic Blues Albums

12 Days of Blues-Mas | Episode #3

Written by Ross Woods

Choosing a set of classic albums is a very personal thing, something where there’s no right and wrong. 1,071 more words

12 Days Of Blue Christmas

Blast from the Past - Article for the Jewish Daily Forward - Hanukkah Gifts and The American Left

I wrote a piece for The Jewish Daily Forward in November on the subject of Chanukkah. Well, to be honest that was more the narrative vehicle for the point I was trying to make. 103 more words

Jewish

Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, Shining a Light, Keeping Track …

It wasn’t a bad night . Billy Bragg and Joe Henry at the Union Chapel in north London, the second night of the UK leg of their… 658 more words

Music

Just Another Day In Hell 11/3/16

When all of those black metal guys finally arrive they are going to be seriously disappointed to find out that I hate that guttural noisy shit they played. 321 more words

Just Another Day In Hell - Journal/Blog Of Lucifer Jones

Addressing the Trump Cocaine Rumors

Cocaine’s for horses and not for men

Doctors say t’ will kill you but they don’t say when

Ho, ho, honey, take a whiff on me… 468 more words

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