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Muddy Waters and Son Sims.

Today in Music: January 31st (“Baby, Scratch My Back”)

Music history and highlights that happened on January 31st… from the birthplace of the blues… and rock n’ roll. (featured image on this article’s frontispiece is Muddy Waters and Son Sims about the same time as Alan Lomax first recorded Muddy) 1797:  Franz Peter Schubert (“Unfinished Symphony”) born in Vienna, Austria. 1901:  Anton Checkov play […]

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Signs point way to bringing Clarksdale together

From Mississippi Today By AALLYAH WRIGHT, Education Reporter, September 11, 2017 (photos by Aallyah Wright). CLARKSDALE – In hopes of revitalizing the downtown area while also attracting tourists, a new branding project commemorates the lives of those influenced by the arts and culture of this town. This three-phase project aims to market downtown as an […]

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Aretha Franklin at 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Today in Music: January 21st

Music history highlights that have happened on January 21st from the birthplace of the blues… and rock n’ roll. 1927:  1st national broadcast ever from a U.S. opera venue (Faust from Chicago). 1941:  Opera tenor Placido Domingo born in Madrid. 1941:  Folk singer Richie Havens born in Brooklyn. 1956:  Victor Borge’s “Comedy in Music” show […]

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