Podcast: Black History Month, More Than The Blues, pt 2
Episode #17-08 | airing 3-01-17

This week we conclude our feature honoring Black History Month with some more recent songs and tunes. We’ll hear Duke Ellington and Count Basie along with Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Martin, Bogan and Armstrong, Irma Thomas, Kim & Reggie Harris and many more. Wonderful sounds to satisfy your soul. LISTEN: … → read more

Podcast: Honoring Etta Baker
Episode #15-49 | airing 12-02-15

Etta Baker

Recently the late Etta Baker was honored with a permanent exhibit at the Municipal Auditorium in her hometown of Morganton, North Carolina. She was a wonderful player of the Piedmont Blues and this week we’ll hear some classic and current players of the style. LISTEN: http://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1549_podcast.mp3 To subscribe via iTunes, … → read more

IAN ZACK: Say No To The Devil: The Life and Musical Genius of Reverend Gary Davis

Say No To The Devil

          IAN ZACK Say No To The Devil: The Live and Musical Genius of Rev. Gary Davis University of Chicago Press www.press.uchicago.edu   When someone like Bob Dylan says he’s “One of the wizards of modern music,” pay attention. And if you’re a blues aficionado, you … → read more

Delia / Delia’s Gone: A Digital Compendium, 1900 – 1992

Fahm Street, west side. Row houses built around 1850 - Frances Benjamin Johnston, ca. 1939

Note:  This is Part 1 of a two-part series on “Delia’s Gone” – See also Part 2 Introduction – “O, I am fortune’s fool!” I wonder if you’ve seen that ‘meme’ that goes in part like this – “Romeo and Juliet is not a love story.  It’s a three day … → read more

Murder at the Dead Show – Encore

Big Brother and the Holding Company and the Grateful Dead – by Irving Penn, 1967 Janis Joplin – James Gurley – Ron McKernan – Jerry Garcia (This week’s first set.)    (This week’s second set.) When I look at portraits from the Nineteenth Century, I’m always struck by the seeming juxtaposition of … → read more