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Offline lindy

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Smithsonian Folkways Online Magazine Story about John Jackson
« on: September 13, 2010, 11:31:23 AM »

Article and video clip of John playing "Steamboat Whistle" at

http://www.folkways.si.edu/magazine/2010_summer/artist_spotlight-john_jackson.aspx

John Jackson and Joseph Spence, two performers who can brighten up any Monday morning blues you got. I've been listening to both, and it's not even noon yet.

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Re: Smithsonian Folkways Online Magazine Story about John Jackson
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2010, 07:09:47 AM »
Thanks for that link, Lindy. That article includes extensive quotes from John Jackson about his life, learning music, and recording and performing career. Highly recommended. I can't find a credit for the author of the piece anywhere (grumble), even though at the end of the piece there is a note saying the quotes are drawn from interviews done over thirty years. Credits for that issue of Smithsonian Folkways magazine include thanks to Barry Lee Pearson though don't refer specifically to authorship.

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Re: Smithsonian Folkways Online Magazine Story about John Jackson
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2010, 01:13:13 PM »
Oh boy, wonderful article, thanks for pointing it out, Lindy. And it has a clear byline (at least on my computer) at the top: by Barry Lee Pearson. Plenty of great info about John's life and music. Cheers, Chezz

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Re: Smithsonian Folkways Online Magazine Story about John Jackson
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2010, 02:24:20 PM »
Could have sworn that byline wasn't there earlier. I went and looked for it fairly carefully (I thought). One of the many nice things about the article is the cadence of John's voice comes through very clearly for me.

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Re: Smithsonian Folkways Online Magazine Story about John Jackson
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2010, 04:23:16 PM »
Very common for articles to get altered on the fly. I once posted a news link to a forum that was clearly very germane and topical, when I posted it. Posts followed saying "big deal, stop posting non events", I looked again sure enough the whole item had been rewritten after the facts had come out.

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