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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

Music

OH LAWDY! (Drivin' In A Snowstorm)

Leadbelly : “Pick a Bale of Cotton”…

Now… MY rendition, fit for those professional slaves… er, drivers, out there!

OH LAWDY! (Drivin’ In A Snowstorm) 190 more words

Guitar Visionary Kelly Joe Phelps plays Bob Dylan & Leadbelly

‘… Kelly Joe Phelps plays, sings, and writes the blues. HOLD UP before you lock that in – forget about songs in a twelve bar three chord progression with a two line repeat and answer rhyme structure – though he can certainly do that when he wants to. 838 more words

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Dale Hawkins (1999) Wildcat Tamer (LP) Mystic Records 54322-2

Dale Hawkins

Wildcat Tamer 

1999

Mystic Records 54322-2

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Louisiana rhythm and blues, sounding like it was placed right where he was born, just west of where the Mississippi River empties into the voodoo swamp, just east of that Texas rodeo stomp, for fans of fast down-home electric blues, rootsy country or rockabilly. 59 more words

‘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

Pop Music

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