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William Grant, [born in 1908], was born near Pittsview, Alabama...He was given a harmonica one Christmas, and he says he learned how to play it while sitting on a plow in the fields. 'I played at parties in the countries,' he said. 'I used to pick guitar, but I come to religion and I put the guitar down. I promised the Lord I wouldn't fool with a guitar no more, but I didn't promise Him I wouldn't fool with a harp. I always keep a harp' - George Mitchell, from In Celebration of a Legacy: The Traditional Arts of the Lower Chattahoochee Valley http://southernspaces.org/2004/blues-lower-chattahoochee-valley

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CB Books
« on: February 28, 2004, 06:10:58 AM »

New umbrella topic for books and magazine articles you might come across on country blues.

Here are three titles I was unaware of until this morning; looks like a lot of ink is getting spilled in the name of Robert Johnson:

"Robert Johnson: Lost and Found" by Barry Lee Pearson and Bill McCulloch (University of Illinois Press)

"Robert Johnson, Mythmaking and Contemporary American Culture" by Patricia R. Schroeder(due from University of Illinois Press in July)

"Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues" by Elijah Wald (Amistad/HarperCollins)

A review of their main points at: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/28/arts/music/28BLUE.html?8hpib

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Re: CB Books
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2005, 11:29:34 AM »
Well, not really on a CB topic, but close enough . . .

New book on Hank Williams, can't tell if it's a biography or just a tribute.  Good review written by Garrison Keillor at

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/25/books/review/25keillor.html?8hpib

The link will probably last for 7-14 days.

Lindy

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