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ODDENDA & SUCH: #108

WILLIE TRICE – “Wild Bill” Early Times: 1970-1971 liner notes essay    My third-ever field recording session of anyone, this time of the Trice brothers, took place in 1970 and was the first in the long skein of material I “got” … Continue reading

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ODDENDA & SUCH: #107

“Progress, until now” There is the matter of “my life’s work”, so to speak… the tapes that this accidental folklorist gathered in his over a solid decade of often mentally back-breaking field-work. My activities with the late Mike Hotz (O&S … Continue reading

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ODDENDA & SUCH: #106

  I finally broke down and did it, folks!   I must confess, there was one other pressie that I bought for myself after the Xmas (2016) insanity had passed by besides the book on Morris Levy (O&S #91). After … Continue reading

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ODDENDA & SUCH: #88

The APOLLO, 1966 It was in the fall of 1964 that I first timidly ventured backstage at the fabled Apollo Theater on 125th Street in Harlem to meet B.B. King. A major (and successful) first attempt at connecting with a … Continue reading

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ODDENDA & SUCH: No.105.

My Best Friend. The best friend I’ve never actually met, in truth. Mike Hotz was sixty and still considered young enough to be “young” by one of my age (77).  He had a blues radio show in Adelaide for next … Continue reading

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ODDENDA & SUCH: #104

“An accidental folklorist!” During my decades in the blues trenches, as it were, I was able to accomplish a number of admirable things over that time beginning in the mid-sixties, things of which I am extremely proud. The record label … Continue reading

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ODDENDA & SUCH: #103

The work of others: occasionally taking advantage of…!   OK, first I must confess that I did not do ALL of the recordings that I have accumulated over time from my decade (+) spent in-the-field. This includes all my various … Continue reading

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