Category Archives: OTHER

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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Honeyboy’s Centennary

My partner just pointed out that today would be the 100th birthday of David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Trix Records only lifetime Grammy winner, and perhaps the least famous musician so acknowledged (see O&S #25).   Honeyboy passed away not 4 years … Continue reading

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LOMAX GUIDE

BEGINNER’S GUIDE… Alan Lomax. Peter B. Lowry on the prime doyen of folklore and field recording. Alan Lomax… what a concept! The person without whom there would probably be no Songlines! And that is not attempted hyperbole… merely the truth. … Continue reading

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CUSHING

BLUES BEFORE SUNRISE: the Radio Interviews                                                                  Steve Cushing                                                                                                                              University of Illinois Press (2010) The title of the book is self-explanatory – Cushing has been doing a blues radio show for WBEZ in Chicago for thirty years, one that was nationally … Continue reading

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TREMÉ

TELEVISION RECOMMENDATION: TREMÉ The folks that brought you “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “The Wire” have a new kid on the block that is based in post-Katrina New Orleans. As with those other David Simon shows, the presentation is … Continue reading

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letter regarding book/JUKE BLUES

On 14 Apr 2010, at 07:51, Peter B. Lowry wrote: Dear Cilla – Here goes my reaction to Ferris’ book, as promised/threatened! It’s taken a while because I do things in spurts and then let them fester!! Hope this is … Continue reading

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Book Review

THE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC ALL AROUND US: Field Recordings and the American Experience                                                                                                            Stephan WADE.                                                                                                                       University of Illinois Press (2012) Urbana, IL, a.o.                                                                         504 pp. – bibliography, 50 photos, notes, index; musical CD w. 13 selections.                  US$ 24.95 (hb)/UK₤ 16.99 … Continue reading

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