I must object strenuously to a statement in Mark Humphrey’s review of Gayle Dean Wardlow, Stephen Calt, and Edward Komara’s King of the Delta Blues: The Life and Music of Charlie Patton (Knoxville,
Extra content from issues of Living Blues
Included in this Extra Edition are images and remembrances that we didn’t have room for in LB #274.
It was Delmark’s first LP by Big Joe Williams that caught my attention.
By Michael Streissguth
The violent backlash that program director Chris Spindel feared in 1948 when WDIA shifted to Black-oriented programming never materialized. Although, according to production manager Don Kern,
by Jim O’Neal
This document contains the full text of Dr. Hugh Smith’s reply to reporter B.J. Skelton as well as some of Skelton’s own observations and an account from Smith’s drummer Dave Oxley.
Chasing the Paramount Paper Trail
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Complete examples of the F.W. Boerner flyers from 1933. The flyers advertise
releases on several labels,