Monthly Archives: October 2015

Triptych – part 2

DIY Fieldwork (or alone in his field)                                                                                  George Mitchell’s southern trawlings. “Roots Music”, one of the over-riding themes of this publication from the git-go, takes many forms (Anglo-European, African American, “Ethnic”, “World”, a.o.) and has been documented over the decades … Continue reading

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Triptych – part 1

ALAN LOMAX: b. Austin, TX; 31 January 1913/d. Tarpon Springs, FL; July 19, 2002. What do blues singer Muddy Waters, the film “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”, jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, and Moby’s multi-platinum album PLAY have in common? One … Continue reading

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WILLIE

McTELL bits – Like a number of us blues aficionados, I came to said music partially through the late Sam Charters’ book, THE COUNTRY BLUES – especially when later abetted by the similarly titled Folkways/RBF LP album. For once, one … Continue reading

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Oddenda & Such – #83

MEMORIES; “Eslie, a.o.”: Looking at a photograph of Dan DelSanto and The Arm Bros band in front of their bus at the bluegrass festival at Bean Blossom in May of ’74 got me to thinking (see Notes – 3314, O&S … Continue reading

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Oddenda & Such – #82

“All the King’s Men” It is all too common that W.E. consider “the end of an era” with the passing of so-and-so; there are so many cases of folks being regarded as the “last of the” whatever blues artists. This … Continue reading

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