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Sounds of Sunday – Rags and Old Iron

Both versions of this tune get played here at the house. Nina Simone in 1961 and Tennessee Ernie Ford on a 1967 recording. I’ll take Nina over Ernie any day, though. Not surprisingly, this song is one that started in … Continue reading

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Sounds of Sunday – Cannon’s Jug Band

A remarkable musician (he could play five-string banjo and jug simultaneously), Gus Cannon bridged the gap between early blues and the minstrel and folk styles that preceded it. His band of the ’20s and ’30s, Cannon’s Jug Stompers, represents the … Continue reading

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Sounds of Sunday: Mississippi Hoo Doo Man

I wound up looking up what exactly Hoo Doo is. That turned out to be a huge question answered very effectively by catherine yronwode and her piece entitled HOODOO, CONJURE, and ROOTWORK: AFRICAN AMERICAN FOLK MAGIC. She hits all the … Continue reading

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