Category Archives: OTHER

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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FOLKLIFE (book)

FOLKLIFE: vol. 14 in The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture                             Edited by: Glenn HINSON & William FERRIS; Charles Reagan Wilson.                           University of North Carolina Press (2009) Chapel Hill                                                             424 pp. – multiple entries: index of contributors; subject index; 40 illus.                      … Continue reading

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BLUES ENCYCLOPEDIA

ENCYCLOPEDIA of the BLUES. 2 volumes. Edited by Edward Komara. (New York: Routledge, 2006. Pp lxii (x2 [sic]) + 1208, introduction, photographs, musical notation, bibliographies, discographies, indices. US$295.00 (cloth) This is a set of books that I have been awaiting … Continue reading

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ALAN LOMAX bio

ALAN LOMAX: The Man Who Recorded the World                                                John Szwed                                                                                                                                    Viking (2010) NY//William Heinemann (2010) London                                            US$29.95//£20 – 438 pp., inc. acknowledgements, notes, and index. The late Alan Lomax[i], the doyen of 20th Century folklore throughout the world, was an … Continue reading

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“Folklore edition”

BLACK EUROPE: The Sounds and Images of Black People in Europe pre-1927 Edited/produced by: Jeffrey Green, Rainer Lotz, and Howard Rye w. Hans-Jürgen Mahrenholz, Konrad Nowakowski, Holger Stoecker, Horst Bergmeier, and Susanne Zeigler.                                                                                                                                                      Bear Family Records BCD 16095 (2013) Hambergen, … Continue reading

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HIDDEN IN THE MIX

HIDDEN IN THE MIX: The African American Presence in Country Music. Edited by: Diane PECKNOLD                                                                                                      Duke University Press (2013) Durham, NC/London.                                                                392 pp. – 9 essays, bibliography, contributor bios, index.                                                       US$ 27.95 (pb)/US$99.95 (hb). The major problems/situations that must be … Continue reading

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