Tag Archives: Folk

Top Violinists In Popular Music

The following is a compilation I put together of 100 of the top and most popular violinists in popular music through the 20th and 21st Centuries.  This compilation represents a broad cross section of talent that has presented itself in … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited

Born on May 24, 1941, American singer-songwriter, author and painter, Robert Allen Zimmerman aka Bob Dylan has been an influence on American music and culture for over five decades.  During the 1960s, he was cast into the role of being … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: John Fahey – The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death

In 1965, American finger stylist guitar player John Fahey composed and released The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death.  This was his fifth album and the first released by a company outside of his own.   In the turbulent underpinnings of his … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Snooks Eaglin – New Orleans Street Singer

Snooks Eaglin (real name Fird Eaglin, Jr.) was a New Orleans busker who was alternatively known as ‘ the Little Ray Charles’ and the ‘the Human Juke Box’.  This guitarist singer had himself a brief run as a R&B barnstormer … Continue reading

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