He was born Ferdinand Joseph Lamothe. But history knows him as Jelly Roll Morton—the genius piano player whose stomps and..
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Take a listen to this, and tell me it doesn’t remind you of modern rap and hiphop. It’s one of many..
Mississippi Fred McDowell never sought fame or fortune. In fact, he even didn’t own a guitar for most of his..
THE LAND WHERE THE BLUES BEGAN BY ALAN LOMAX While many of the accounts in this memoir have been disputed..
Parchman Farm Work Songs – 22, Hard Hair, Little Red & Tangle Eye “Early in the Morning” Mississippi State Penitentiary,..