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Roy Lanham: Country Meets Jazz

Yesterday’s piece about Noel Boggs made reference to Roy Lanham, who would later play guitar in the Sons of the Pioneers to pay the bills, yet sought much more fulfilling challenges in his own music’s attempt to straddle two distinct musical styles – country and jazz – despite the frustration

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Pioneering Pop: Car Keys as Percussion

In November, 1952 Wynonie Harris – with backing from Sonny Thompson‘s ensemble – recorded three songs at Cincinnati’s King Studios, the most compelling being “Greyhound“: “Greyhound” Wynonie Harris (1952) (Written by Rudy Toombs) I love the driving rhythm that is augmented by a nice jingly set of car keys.  According

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