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"A Heaping Helping: Songs for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of AL" by Scott Ward

(Aug 15th 2012, 13:56)

This week I had the pleasure of chatting via Facebook with Alabama musician Scott Ward, producer and director at Lucky Dog Records. read more...

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Swinging With The Duke at the 2012 W. C. Handy Festival

(Jul 26th 2012, 13:27)

The Righteous Brothers may sing about a "rock and roll heaven," but when I die I want to go to jazz heaven. And if there read more...

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Mayberry is Alive and Well in Rogersville, Alabama

(May 21st 2012, 08:36)

Henry David Thoreau went to the woods because he wanted to "live deliberately." I go to

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View the BBC's Southern Rock Documentary on Swampland

(Apr 18th 2012, 09:17)

Swampland has added the BBC's new Southern Rock Documentary to it front page. Go here to view it -

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Review of: Albert King

I'll Play The Blues For You

(Stax Remasters) Albert King never tolerated nonsense. His guitar-playing captured the essence of his personality. He read more...

Review of: Jack White

Blunderbuss

(Third Man Records) Jack read more...

Review of: Paul Hemphill

King of the Road

(Houghton Mifflin Company)

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>>Music Features

Get In Union: Bessie Jones with the Sea Island Singers: 1959-1966

Get In Union: Bessie Jones with the Sea Island Singers and Others: Alan Lomax Recordings 1959-1966 Tompkins Square By James Calemine Alan Lomax once declared the Golden Isles of Georgia home of the American song. Get In Union: Bessie Jones with the Sea Island Singers and Others, a 2 CD set, features 26 previously unreleased tracks. read more...

Deep Water And Blue Souls: Roger Pinckney's Blow The Man Down

Deep Water And Blue Souls Roger Pinckney's Blow The Man Down By James Calemine "Got two reasons why I cry away each lonely night The first one's named sweet Anne Marie And she's my heart's delight The second one is prison, baby The sheriff's on my trail read more...

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The James Ponsoldt Interview: From North Georgia Red Clay To the Hills of Hollywood

The James Ponsoldt Interview: From North Georgia Red Clay To the Hills of Hollywood By James Calemine Film maker James Ponsoldt was born in Athens, Georgia, in 1978. His father worked as a college professor and his mother was a writer. His read more...

The Neal Casal Interview: Sweeten The Distance

The 2012 Neal Casal Interview: Sweeten The Distance By James Calemine Neal Casal stands as a musical journeyman. He just released his 10th solo album titled Sweeten The Distance on April 10. The collection captures Casal's resonating songwriting and read more...

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