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John Hammond Jr. impressed me some 20 years ago with his solo blues harp-guitar-vocal act that seemed about as close to the style of Delta blues songster Robert Johnson as exists. He did it again, just last night.

July 20, 2007 9:13 PM | | Comments (6)

"Americana" doesn't gibe with "homeland," a term which always reminds me of nativist propaganda. The Wikipedia definition of "homeland" alludes to that nuance: "When used as a proper noun, the word, as well as its cognates in other languages (ie. Heimatland in German) often have ethnic nationalist connotations."

July 18, 2007 9:01 PM | | Comments (0)


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