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Southern Journey / Alan Lomax 1959

Alan Lomax, America’s most prolific folk song collector ever, shared the results of a weeks-long collecting trip into the Deep South taken in 1959 on a fine set of Lps on the Atlantic label. Here’s a bunch of  ’em . … Continue reading

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Arnold Shultz: Black fiddling and bluegrass music

The first time I met Bill Monroe (regarded as the “Father of Bluegrass Music”) in May of 1963, he mentioned some of the people that influenced the development of the musical style that was later to be named after his … Continue reading

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The Ash Grove: Old Time Hits the Big Time in Hollywood USA

Born in the midst of the unreality and meaninglessness of the commercial pop world, the Ash Grove soon became the refuge and breeding ground for people’s music. Continue reading

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