I know Ian and Scott have read this already (I finally finished it yesterday) but you should really check it out.
The Ballad of Geeshie and ElvieOn the trail of the phantom women who changed American music and then vanished without a trace.By JOHN JEREMIAH SULLIVAN
Pretty amazing story. Oh and there are videos to watch. And at the bottom there's mp3s of raer blues 78s.
― dmr, Tuesday, 15 April 2014 15:23 (six years ago) link
ah just saw there's some discussion on the "Old-Timey Music" thread on ILM
― dmr, Tuesday, 15 April 2014 15:44 (six years ago) link
Also on Best Music Writing thread
― When I Get To The Borad (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 15 April 2014 16:04 (six years ago) link
There is interesting discussion on a whole nother borad, where they were inspired to go on their own search: http://www.organissimo.org/forum/index.php?/topic/75432-geeshie-wiley-and-elvie-thomas/
― When I Get To The Borad (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 15 April 2014 16:08 (six years ago) link
― Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 23:11 (one year ago) link