This is a continuation of my country, blues, jazz, gospel – and a lot of it came from the countryside and country people – rant from a few months ago.

We all know about the roles big cities played in the advancement of jazz. How much do we know about the role country people played?

By good fortune, I found a resource where two people, a brother and sister, who are representative of this story, go into the details of their musical life being raised in a small town in rural parts in the 30s and 40s.

My previous video on this subject

– Ken McCarthy
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