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This is the grave of Little Jimmy Dickens. Born in 1920 in Bolt, West Virginia, the diminutive Dickens (he was 4’11”) started playing on local radio in his home state as a country musician in the late 30s. He attended West Virginia University for awhile but dropped out to become a touring musician, at that […]
To what extent is the performance of music work and thus has its own labor history? That’s probably not a question you’ve thought much about, but of course it is work and that labor exists within the same context of time and place. The historian Jessica Wilkerson gives us a great labor history of Mother […]
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