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In Depth: Mississippi Fred McDowell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBJ3E1d58CU The video of rural life Mississippi in this featurette about slide master Mississippi Fred McDowell is so interesting that the music is almost a bonus. The film...
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Playlist: Doc Pomus Beat the Odds

One of the most unique and, happily, positive stories in recent music history is that of Doc Pomus. It wasn't easy. The bottom line is that Pomus overcame everything. Jerome Solon Felder -- later Pomus --...
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Long Live Buddy Guy

This is funny, in a good way. First, listen to Buddy Guy reflect on the question of whether white people can play the blues. (NSFW for bad -- but totally justified -- language)   Guy is...
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More Valerie June

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfsA6EhvkAs I posted a couple of songs from Valerie June about a week ago. Here is one more. It's just tremendous. Everything she does is, and it's all different. I hope...
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The Many Worlds of Valerie June

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSKJOwbKQ30 Valerie June Hockett -- who performs as Valerie June -- was  born in Tennessee, lived in Memphis and has relocated to Brooklyn. The 32-year-old singer...
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Jon Dee Graham: “October”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV4w4ng1YW4 H/T: Steve Karras People who attack their instruments are great. This is Jon Dee Graham and the song is "October." Here is more on Graham, who seems to be...