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I’m tickled to say that November 6, 2012, marks the release of Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard: Hard Time, Good Time & End Time Music, 1923–1936, a box-set drawn […]
Jazz collector Kenneth Hulsizer wrote that when he met Jelly Roll Morton in his role as the impresario/bouncer/bartender at D.C.’s Jungle Inn, circa 1936–1937, and asked him if he still had […]
One evening late in March 2010, my friend Joe called. He told me that his friend Chris had been on a dumpster job that day, helping clean out the house […]
“We’ve been walking over to a group of boys who seem to be taking their duties pretty lightly at the moment.” The renowned sportscaster Ted Husing is in Louisville to […]
On the afternoon of June 12, 1931, the two biggest acts in country music, Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family, magically visited each other in their respective homes of Kerrville, […]
In October I will have worked for the Alan Lomax Archive for ten years. (I remark to friends with some regularity about this being my only job as an adult, […]