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John Wesley Work III – Episode 1 African American Folklorists, Writers and The Blues

Published by Lamont Jack Pearley   Talking Bout The Blues Video series African American Folklorist, Writers and the Blues. This series highlights African American writers, folklorists, ethnologist, composers and playwriters, that documented, described and flat out canvased the Black experience through their works, connecting the dots between the Blues, Spirituals, Work songs, Prison songs and the social and economic climate of Blacks in America. This Episode Highlights the works and compositions of the Composer, professor and Folklorist John Wesley Work III Pictures and Video Courtesy the Library of Congress Video…

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Leo Bud Welch and Vencie Varnado Ep 1 “Talking Bout The Blues with”

Published By Lamont Jack Pearley “Talking Bout The Blues With” is a documentary series which presents the Oral history of The Blues and African American history told by the Bluesman themselves. Please enjoy our Pilot Episode Featuring The 83 year old Bluesman Leo Bud Welch and Vencie Varnado as the talk Leo’s humble beginnings in Mississippi, how he’s a different Blues Musician than BB King, Howlin Wolf and Muddy Waters, along with his Preservation of the Delta Blues and how it relates to Chicago Blues. Shot on location at The…

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BLUES AND GOSPEL

Published By Lamont Jack Pearley The Gospel According to The Blues is a book I not only read, but interviewed the author. This topic is very dear to me because I believe the Gospel and The Blues are one and the same. And according to Gary Burnett, he belies the same as well. The Gospel According to the Blues dares us to read Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount in conversation with Robert Johnson, Son House, and Muddy Waters. It suggests that thinking about the blues-the history, the artists, the songs-provides…

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