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It it the Twilight Zone? No, Just Backwoods Music

In 1954, the CBS news magazine show, “The Search,” came to the University of Arkansas to meet with English professor and musicologist, Mary Celestia Parler. She was the Ozarks’ own Alan Lomax, wandering around in the backwoods and barbershops with … Continue reading

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Now Let’s Talk About Singing …

After the previous post about The Group in Greers Ferry, it got me to thinking about Almeda Riddle, who also lived in the town.Was she aware of them? Did they ever meet? That part, we may never know. But her … Continue reading

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Alan Lomax Collection an Arkansas Music Resource

From the 1930s to 1990s, folklorist Alan Lomax traveled around North American as well as the globe to capture musical sounds of the region. Arkansas musicians, including those from the Ozarks, were included in the recordings. Many of the recordings … Continue reading

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