The Ballad of Geeshie and Elvie

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The Ballad of Geeshie and Elvie

Post by Rufer » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:14 am

Really great (long) article from the NY Times magazine. If you are at all interested in pre-war blues, you will enjoy.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014 ... .html?_r=1

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Post by Gregg Juke » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:45 am

Wow, awesome article. I'm only halfway through it; you don't often get to read great, in-depth prose like that anymore.

The recordings are great too!

Nice post!

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Post by Rufer » Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:45 am

Awesome. Yeah, the recordings and accompanying videos are fantastic. Glad someone checked it out. Perhaps I didn't sell how well-put-together this article is.

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Post by vvv » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:03 pm

I look forward to checking this out on the weekend - looks very cool!
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Post by dfuruta » Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:55 pm

A friend linked to this article - very nice. It's wonderful to see a little information on those particular recordings. "Last Kind Words Blues" made a big impression on me when I first heard it some years ago. It's the blues at their strangest and spookiest...

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Post by Gregg Juke » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:48 pm

Finally finished (although I've still got to dig in to some of the "interactive" content).

I'm just amazed. Really great writing, meaningful content, well-researched, great video/film/recordings/inter-activity; this is what good historical/music journalism is all about, and this type of thing is what there should be a lot more of on the Internet/WWW/Inter-webs/what-have-you-term-of-the-day.
Amazing that even the New York Times would spend the time and money (unless they didn't, and he just found them willing to publish the material). In any event, kudos to the author, and kudos and many thanks to Rufer!

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Post by roscoenyc » Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:14 am

truly fantastic.
I sure hope something comes of Mack's archives.

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