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2021

Billie Holiday’s ‘Strange Fruit’ Lyrics Made the Government Hunt Her Down for 20 Years

Andra Day’s performance in The United States vs. Billie Holiday won her a Golden Globe and got her an Oscar nomination.

Despite struggles, small-town bluesman keeps aging music alive

With callused hands, Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes plucks an old acoustic guitar at the juke joint his parents created more than 70 years ago....Read More

Tired of collecting normal vinyl records

Most fans of vinyl are happy collecting 33 1/3 RPM albums, 7-inch 45 RPM singles, and the odd 12-inch. A subset dig for rare 78 RPM discs, especially the blues recordings of the 1920s and ’30s. But what if want to get reallyesoteric with your library?... Read more

Marcia Griffiths set the record straight sabot Electric Boogie

Reggae icon Marcia Griffiths has sought to set the record straight regarding the genesis of her mega-hit song Electric Boogie, which she says has been incorrectly described as being a cover version....Read More 

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