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This Historic Day In Music: Georgia Turner & The Rising Sun Blues (Yes, again.)

I love this story. In September of 1937, Alan Lomax and his wife, Elizabeth, took a song-collecting trip through the mountains of Kentucky. Alan had recently been appointed as the Assistant in Charge of the Archive of Folk Song of … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Columbia Records CL 1779 / CS 8579

It was an album of Folk music. It premiered the work of a 20-year-old musician that the LP’s liner notes proclaimed to be “one of the most compelling white blues singers ever recorded,” “a songwriter of exceptional facility and cleverness,” … Continue reading

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