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Old 12-18-2015, 10:29 PM   #1
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Music History

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Old 02-01-2017, 05:42 PM   #2
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Old 02-02-2017, 08:27 PM   #3
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A history of the bagpipes, starting with a reference to Emperor Nero.
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Old 02-04-2017, 11:18 PM   #4
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This is an excellent book about the history of the blues, true blue American Music:

Blues-Makers-Samuel-Charters
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Old 03-04-2017, 05:58 AM   #5
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Here's an interesting question:

Was Robert Johnson the first musician that it was said they sold their soul to the devil for their talent?

I think it's fun to ponder!
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Old 03-08-2017, 01:09 AM   #6
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Here's an interesting question:

Was Robert Johnson the first musician that it was said they sold their soul to the devil for their talent?
Definitely not the first. Early nineteenth century violinist Niccolo Paganini was said to have sold his soul to the Devil. In fact the rumour seems to have resulted in some difficulty in getting church approval for his burial.
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Old 03-08-2017, 02:02 AM   #7
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FML I actually knew that. I let my Paganini knowledge slip
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