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This is the grave of John Cephas. Born in 1930 in Washington, D.C., Cephas grew up in Bowling Green, Virginia. His father was a Baptist minister so he grew up singing in the church, as did so many musicians. His parents weren’t real thrilled about his interest in the blues–this was seen by many religious […]
I’ve been reading Ted Gioia’s Delta Blues: The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music. I’ll talk a bit more about the book next time I have a Music Notes post. One story in the book is that Howlin’ Wolf appeared on a television show exactly one time, when the Rolling […]
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