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Everybody Has the Blues: MLK On Jazz

By | January 19, 2015

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. If you’re curious about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s thoughts on jazz, you’re not alone. For decades, people have speculated as to his affections for the music, especially given that during the mid-1960s, jazz was becoming increasingly aligned with the Civil Rights Movement in the hands of artists like Nina Simone and […]

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Robert Johnson, Still Dogged By the Devil

By | October 30, 2014

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DELTA BLUES LEGEND ROBERT JOHNSON It has to rank up there as one of the music’s spookiest legends. Aspiring Mississippi bluesman Robert Johnson, hellbent on guitar immortality, meets the Devil at a rural Mississippi crossroads at midnight. He’s there to bargain for a classic Faustian trade: complete mastery of his instrument in exchange for his […]

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