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Among this pack of cranks, where nuts are not only tolerated, but a welcome part of the social landscape, (78 collector) Bussard is the odd man out of the oddballs: an unschooled and profane "pure cracker" (in the words of a fellow collector) among a bunch of mostly urbane Northerners - Joe Bussard, story by Eddie Dean, washingtoncitypaper.com

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Offline Stuart

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Charlie and Joe McCoy
« on: September 26, 2010, 04:31:03 PM »

Offline uncle bud

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Re: Charlie and Joe McCoy
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2010, 09:05:23 AM »
I'm glad Arlo's event (and Charlie and Joe) is getting some media attention. But it's a shame they have to sell the McCoys as "some of the earliest figures of rock and roll music". I understand what leads to that ("how can we make this relevant to today's reader?" or "how can I trick my editor into running this?"), but surely it's time the world got over this "all roads lead to Rock and Roll" mentality.

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Re: Charlie and Joe McCoy
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2010, 11:51:07 AM »
I guess we should be used to this by now, but if it draws attention to something that otherwise would be neglected, then so be it--and perhaps so much the better. I remember that right after The Anthology of American Folk Music was released on CD by Smithsonian Folkways I saw it in the local Tower Records with an orange and black sticker on it that read, "THE SECRET HISTORY OF ROCK AND ROLL." I suppose for the purists among us that would be enough to gag a maggot, but on the other hand, there's always room for a few more converts in the flock.

 


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