Sonny Boy Williamson I, the man that made the harmonica a lead instrument.
Mahalia Jackson. Photographed by Carl Van Vechten. 1962.
Mahalia Jackson and “How I Made it Over.”
A favorite song of MLK Jr., Ms. Jackson performed this song before Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream Speech.”
Mahalia Jackson sings “Lord, Don’t Move the Mountain.”
An absolutely stunning performance.
Son House, Preachin the Blues, 1967.
Son House gives a short interview and plays his masterpiece of apostasy—Preachin the Blues.
Rochester Times Union article, July 6, 1964.
Mance Lipscomb’s Dentures, Part II.
RL Burnside, Goin’ Down South. From “You See Me Laughin’” a documentary about Fat Possum artists.