Tag: blues

Beyond the Rhetoric: Have hip-hop, Wall Street destroyed soul music?

Beyond the Rhetoric: Have hip-hop, Wall Street destroyed soul music?

| January 7, 2016

By Harry C. Alford NNPA News Wire Columnist Black people have always had a strong affinity for music. Soon after our forefathers were let off the slave ships and sold to plantations we started singing. Much of that was developed in the “Motherland.” During a visit to Kenya, I went to a music event. One […]

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blues boy done took his leave

blues boy done took his leave

| May 15, 2015

A tribute to BB King in poetry by ketu oladuwa—lucille cryin’ this mornin’ / blues boy done took his leave / say, lucille cryin’ this mornin’ / cause mississippi’s blues boy done took his leave

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Collector pays $37k for rare Tommy Johnson 78

Collector pays $37k for rare Tommy Johnson 78

| October 25, 2013

Courtesy of Jazz Promo Services GRANT PASS, Ore—Longtime blues record collector and expert John Tefteller was the winning bidder at $37,100 for a super rare blues 78 rpm record by blues legend Tommy Johnson. This is highest price ever paid for a single 78 rpm blues record and one of the highest prices ever paid for any record. […]

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