Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Day Before Yesterday In Music History: Lightnin’ Hopkins

Sam Hopkins was born in Centerville, Texas on March 15, 1912. Having two older brothers, John Henry and Joel, who played the Blues, Sam had learned enough on the guitar to be able to play and sing at local suppers and social functions when … Continue reading

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This Historic Day… My Mother

Avis Louise Foss Sinclair, my Mother, was born on this day, March 8, in the year 1914. She was the daughter of George P. and Stella Foss and grew up in Center Strafford, NH. In 1932, she graduated from Austin Cate … Continue reading

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The First Jazz Record

Since one of you asked, and it’s in the public domain, here it is! “Livery Stable Blues” by The Original Dixieland Jass Band The Original Dixieland Jass Band first recorded for Columbia Records on January 30, 1917. The two sides: … Continue reading

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