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One More From Washboard Sam — For the Pictures

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJU_ac9hJkI I happened to see "Tow Boat Blues" by Washboard Sam after posting some of his music this morning. The song is a collection of double entendres, which clearly was...
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Why is Washboard Sam Forgotten?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnxeyOV0u38 Perhaps the name "Washboard Sam" implied that he was a specialty act or a lightweight. He was neither. An interesting thing about researching the older...
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Happy Birthday, Newport Jazz Festival

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZU0XXaozCA This Day in Jazz History says that today is the 60th anniversary of The Newport Jazz Festival. Here is a history of the event. Above is Big Maybelle...
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Happy 99th Birthday, Willie Dixon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga3E-70u4g0 According to This Day in Music, Willie Dixon was born on this day in 1915. This great clip is "Weak Brain and a Narrow Mind." If anyone knows who introduces...
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Robert Nighthawk Should Be a Household Name

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0K4qJfa9qLc It's interesting that Robert Lee McCollum -- Robert Nighthawk -- never got the recognition accorded other blues players, many of whom he impacted. A lot of...

Robert Johnson Still is at the Crossroads

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8gUpvllN5Q Legends aren't dependent on mystery. Louis Armstrong and The Rolling Stones are legends, and they have been all over the place for decades. A bit of mystery...