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This Historic Day In Music: “Sallie Gooden”

Two fiddlers performed together at the Old Confederate Soldiers’ Reunion in Richmond, Virginia during the third week of June, 1922. 34-year-old Texas fiddler Alexander Campbell “Eck” Robertson was one and 77-year-old Henry Clay Gilliland from Oklahoma (and a former Confederate soldier himself) … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Once again… Louis Armstrong

This is a story about two Jazz musicians, two Country musicians and a Blues song. On July 11, 1930, a headline in the Los Angeles, California newspaper – the California Eagle – proclaimed: “Louie Armstrong Famed Record Artist in City.” The … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Woodrow Wilson Guthrie

Woodrow Wilson Guthrie was born on this day, July 14, in 1912. He was the third of five children of Charley and Nora Guthrie of Okemah, OK. It wasn’t long before family and friends started calling him “Woody.” Many years later, The Penguin Encyclopedia … Continue reading

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A This Historic Day In Music Double Header: Maybelle Carter & “Wildwood Flower”

The first part of this post is a replay of a piece I wrote on May 11, 2010 under the title Yesterday In Music History. I’ve added the section about “Wildwood Flower” and an embedded YouTube “video” featuring the Carter Family’s … Continue reading

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