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Monday, July 4th

Happy Fourth!

Let’s celebrate by remembering three giants.

Ralph Stanley, singer, banjo player, February 25, 1927-June 23, 2016

“Little Maggie,” live (TV show), Austin, Tx., 1980


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Bernie Worrellkeyboard player, April 19, 1944-June 24, 2016

Live (with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic), Switzerland (Montreux Jazz Festival), 2004


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Scotty Moore, guitar player, December 27, 1931-June 28, 2016

“Blue Suede Shoes” (with Elvis Presley), live, 1956


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lagniappe

radio

Today, Louis Armstrong’s adopted birthday, it’s all Louis all day at WKCR (Columbia University).

Sunday, 6/17/12

four takes

“I’ll Fly Away,” Albert E. Brumley, 1929 (publ. 1932)

Jerry Lee Lewis and Mickey Gilley
Live (TV show), 1980

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The Caravans (feat. Shirley Caesar)
Recording, 1964

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Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley
Live, Virginia (Coeburn), 1970s (?)

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Aretha Franklin
Live (Albertina Walker’s home-going service), Chicago, 2010

(This last clip was originally posted on 10/24/10, shortly after Albertina Walker, the leader of the Caravans, passed away.)

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