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A Belated Birthday Celebration (Elizabeth Cotten – Take 2)

In the process of writing this post, I was feeling bad that I had not gotten my act together in time to have it be a “This Historic Day In Music” post. But then I was reminded that when my children were … Continue reading

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The Water Is Wide

Even though this song is related to “Lord Jamie Douglas,” a Scotish ballad from 1776; and that ballad uses a tune, known as “Waly, Waly,” that is English and dates back to the 1720’s; and that tune is related to … Continue reading

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Old Long Since

From 1956 to 1976, most American New Year’s Eve celebrations – and certainly the ones that rocked the Sinclair household in Exeter, New Hampshire – included watching the CBS television broadcast of the party going on at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. … Continue reading

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