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Living Blues
July / August 2018

Outrage Channeled in Verse
By Frank Matheis

There have been songs of protest throughout the history of the blues. We trace a sampling of the voices of dissent over the decades.

Rhiannon Giddens
It’s My Job . . . It’s What I Was Given to Do
By Melanie Young

A founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rhiannon Giddens has branched out on a soaring solo career that finds her taking on challenging subjects from America’s past and present.

Fantastic Negrito
We Can Turn It Around
By Bill Kopp

Winner of the 2017 GRAMMY for best contemporary blues album, Fantastic Negrito has roared onto the scene with a voice and attack that takes on a wide range of nationally relevant issues.

Otis Taylor
The Heart Is a Muscle Used to Sing the Blues
By Frank Matheis

Colorado native Otis Taylor has been challenging the power structure in America since the 1970s and his focus has only steadied as he has aged.

Reverend Sekou and
the Power of Song
By Warren Hines

Reverend Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou hails from the Arkansas Delta, but his message of peaceful protest is international. A musician who is also a human rights activist, Sekou practices what he sings.

Record Reviews
New Releases: Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy and Fantastic Negrito
Reissues: Battleground Korea, Professor Longhair, Willie Dixon


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