Tag: Folk-rock

Joni Mitchell

NOTE: I refer below to Joni’s “Free Man in Paris.” I’m writing this post in the aftermath of the Paris terror incident. I feel it’s important to not let terrorists affect anything we say or do. Consider this, in some small way, in part, a … Continue reading Joni Mitchell

Bob Dylan (2)

First post here: Dylan started out as every bit the folkie. Heavily influenced by artists such as Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Leadbelly and Robert Johnson, he actually visited Woody in the hospital as he lay dying of Huntington’s Disease. But what people sometimes forget – … Continue reading Bob Dylan (2)

“Race Records”

Wikipedia: “Race records were 78 rpm phonograph records marketed to African-Americans during the 1920’s through the early 1940’s. They primarily contained race music, comprising a variety of African-American musical genres including blues, jazz, and gospel music, though comedy recordings were also produced. These records were, then, the majority of commercial recordings … Continue reading “Race Records”