Karl Hagstrom Miller
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Segregating Sound: Inventing Folk and Pop Music in the Age of Jim Crow
8 Apr 2010 // 5:00 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 // 5:00 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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Double Take: The African Queen (1951)

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"What a time they had, Charlie and Rosie. They'll never lack for stories to tell their grandchildren. And what a time we had at Double Take discussing the spiritual and romantic journey of the African Queen.

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