Tag Archives: Library of Congress

Rewriting The Record For The Electric Guitar

The book was called: Discography Of Western Swing And Hot String Bands, 1928-1942 by Cary Ginell and Kevin Coffey. It had been published in 2001. I found it one afternoon a few months ago in the Performing Arts Reading Room, … Continue reading

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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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Two Days In New York City

I’ve written about days like this before: days that are pinpoints on the timeline of music history, when paths crossed and discoveries were made. Days that changed lives and (ultimately) changed music. For instance… August 1, 1927: The day that … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: John & Alan Lomax Meet Huddie Ledbetter

This is a reprise of a post that originally appeared on sixstr stories in July, 2010. In early June, 1933, Texas-based Folk song collector John Lomax and his 18-year-old son, Alan, drove out of Dallas on a mission. They were … Continue reading

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