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Segregating Sound: Inventing Folk and Pop Music in the Age of Jim Crow
8 Apr 2010 // 4:00 PM

When composer W.C. Handy published the first major collection of blues songs in 1926, reimagining pop tunes as folk songs, he explicitly framed the blues as folk music.

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Race in America, Race in Music: Different Trains, Same Two Tracks
27 May 2010 // 4:00 PM

It's an American pop music creation myth: that blues and folk music developed along two distinct tracks, with their own distinct traditions, divided along racial lines. The truth is, of course, far more slippery and complicated.

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