Feb 21, 2013
Thanks again for the MOOC - all 12 bars.... so, so interesting. Your enthusiasm for - and knowledge of - the 'topic' makes it happen.
From the postmodern discussion: "The Ballad of Curtis Loew" is one of my favorite tracks by Skynyrd.
Coincidentally, I have a rotatig list of about 90 CDs that I use for my radio show (the station 'requires' that we DJs play 'new' CDs so out with the 'old,' in with the new). On my list right now: "Delta Bound" (Mississippi Heat) and "Fulton Blues" (Corey Harris). Another coincidence: you mentioned Bates College when discussing Corey Harris and my show is broadcast from one of the 'other' Maine colleges, Colby. I'm a volunteer community DJ (i.e., 'old'), not a student there.
After your 'conscience' got on your case, I checked my lists - not a lot of black female artists on the current list (I never got a copy of Shemekia's new CD). On the list now: Teeny Tucker; Tamara Peterson (feat. on Lucky's new CD); and The Blues Broads. When they had 'new' CDs out, I've played Deborah Coleman, Shemekia, (the late) Marva Wright and Mavis Staples. My archive list does have lots more white female blues artists, though.
Another CD on my 'current' list is "Bad Boy" (Magic Slim & the Teardrops). I friended Dietra Farr on Facebook after one of your talks. Today, she was the first to post (on my FB) the news about the passing of Magic Slim. "Heaven done called another blues singer back home."
Thanks again for the MOOC.