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BACKWARD GLANCES #2

Backward Glances” – #2    All my LP records were placed in storage in NJ beginning in 1994, and I have only recently been reunited with the survivors here in Oz after a depressing trip to The States in late … Continue reading

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BACKWARD GLANCES – #1

“Backward Glances”  – #1   All my LP records were placed in storage in NJ beginning in 1994 (the horror, the horror!), and I have only recently been reunited with the survivors here in Oz after a depressing trip to … Continue reading

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ODDENDA & SUCH – #96

FLORIDA FIELD RECORDINGS – I’ve been reading Zora Neal Hurston’s OF MULES AND MEN lately (as one does!), plus I’ve been digging into my Flyright LPs of LofC[1] materials that are finally reunited with me, pulling out the 1935 Lomax/Barnicle/Hurston … Continue reading

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ODDENDA & SUCH: #95

HeLa – the book The book in question here is THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS written by Rebecca Skloot and published in 2010 by Crown. It has gotten lots of publicity even down here and even an Oprah Winfrey … Continue reading

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Three Shades

THREE SHADES OF BLUES Biograph BCD 107 ADD Skip James, Blind Willie McTell, Bukka White Blues is a form of Afro-American music that has been greatly misperceived over the years – the [most] popular misconception being of a musical genre … Continue reading

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Bribing Ahmet!

ATLANTIC RECORDS: “Blues Originals” series The albums that I put together for Atlantic Records in 1971 (referred to as the “Blues Originals” series) was one of the high-points of my life. One can read some stuff about it in the … Continue reading

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Yanceys – Atlantic

Atlantic SD 7229 – Jimmy & Mama Yancey, “Chicago Piano, Vol. 1”  [Blues Originals, Vol. 6] Boogie-woogie piano became a pigeonhole term used by many people as a result of a brief rush of commercial popularity during the forties. This … Continue reading

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