Monthly Archives: February 2018

ODDENDA & SUCH: #100

 a/k/a James Calvin Speed             Roy Sydney Dunn was introduced to us[1] ca. 1971 by Cora Mae Bryant as a guitar-playing friend of her late father, Curley James Weaver. She also introduced us to others who no longer played (Son … Continue reading

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ODDENDA & SUCH: #99

People and Places and Times: a folklorist’s partial tale.             Most of my summers (later most of my full years) in the 70’s had me putting some 20,000 miles annually on my van in my mainly southeastern jaunts while recording … Continue reading

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ODDENDA & SUCH: #98

Little Sam Davis – Sam Davis is one of the “almosts” in the ranks of post-war blues harmonica-playing artists. Mississippi-born (Winona – 28 Nov, 1928), he became a wanderer at fourteen, tired of Mississippi sawmills and cotton farms. He played … Continue reading

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Backward Glances #4:

  “Backward Glances” – #4  All my LP records were in storage in NJ beginning in 1994, and I have recently been reunited with the survivors here in Oz after a depressing trip to The States in late 2016. Ergo, … Continue reading

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