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How Pioneering Blues Women Were All But Written out of “Official” Blues History

While industry gatekeepers were invested in a specific image of black performance, black performers themselves had different ideas.

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Singing the Low-Down, Down-Low Blues

Women in jazz can sing about their same-sex experiences, while men tend to stay deeply in the closet. Odd, considering the genre once embraced such dalliances.

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"No Dollars in Duende": On Making Uncompromising, Spirited Music

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"On the elusive yet clearly existential sadness that adds layers and textures to music.

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