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“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants”

These are the words of Sir Isaac Newton, 1675 A.D., quoting a well-known saying coined a few hundred years earlier. He was reminding us of the debt that current scholars owe to the great ones of the past. Newton was a physicist, … Continue reading

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The Obscure Minstrel Man Who Influenced Musicians You Have Listened To

I have just read Where the Dead Voices Gather, by Nick Tosches. This extraordinary book is, among many other tangential subjects, a historical-cultural travelogue through the popular music of the years 1850-1980, using as a focal point an obscure blackface minstrel … Continue reading

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