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Remembering The Old Songs: The Baltimore Fire

by Lyle Lofgren, Inside Bluegrass, July 2005 “Some scholars have written that ballads functioned as tabloid newspapers of their day, bringing news of sensational happenings to an illiterate populace. But news is ephemeral: it whets our appetite for different news … Continue reading

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The News American’s “Baltimore Diary” LP

Kara Mae at Unicorn Meat sent us a copy of this record put out by The News American, “Baltimore’s first and oldest newspaper,” which ceased publication in 1986. A two LP set, the first LP is a narrative compiled from … Continue reading

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