Dom Flemons: MBMonday Interview, Part One

We noticed a few months ago that Dom Flemons started “liking” and re-posting some of our posts on Facebook. Grateful for his enthusiasm and advocacy … and not wanting to let any good deed go unpunished…we reached out to see if he’d be willing to spend some time with us … → read more

Little Sadie – Old Time, Bluegrass, and Beyond

Clarence "Tom" Ashley - ca. early 1960's

Note: This is Part 3 of a three part series on “Little Sadie” – See also Part 1 and Part 2 Introduction I went out one night for to make a little round I met Little Sadie and I shot her down Went back home, got into bed Forty-four smokeless … → read more

Little Sadie – Cocaine Blues and Classic Country

Note: this is Part 2 of a three part series on “Little Sadie” – See also Part 1 and Part 3 Introduction Last week we looked at the roots and early life of the ballad most commonly known as “Little Sadie”.  But it wasn’t the first time she walked through … → read more

Little Sadie – Bad Lee Brown in Black and White

Note: This is Part 1 of a three part series on “Little Sadie” – See also Part 2 and Part 3 Introduction Our hiatus is over.  Hello and welcome back!  Or, if this is your first time with us, welcome! I have the honor of writing about the first song for … → read more