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Tributaries No. 5 The fifth issue of Tributaries covers several folklore topics including legendary figures. Four essays on blues music feature Vera Ward Hall, Willie Earl King, Butler May, and Butler County blues.
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The fifth issue of Tributaries covers several folklore topics including legendary figures. Four essays on blues music feature Vera Ward Hall, Willie Earl King, Butler May, and Butler County blues.

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This special thematic issue focuses on Alabama’s contribution to the blues genre:
"The Life and Death of Pioneer Bluesman Butler ‘String Beans’ May by Doug Seroff and Lynn Abbott; "Butler County Blues," by Kevin Nutt; "Tracking Down a Legend: The ‘Jaybird’ Coleman Story" by James Patrick Cather; "A Life of the Blues" by Willie King, with photo essay by Axel Kustner; "Livingston, Alabama, Blues: The significance of Vera Ward Hall" by Jerrilyn McGregory;" and "Chasing John Henry in Alabama and Mississippi" by John Garst plus reviews of two CDs, The Traditional Musics of Alabama, Vol. I and Alabama: From Lullabies to Blues.





Alabama Folklife Association Bookstore
NEW RELEASE!!!
Traditional Musics of Alabama
Series: Volume 6  
African American Spirituals
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Cover art by Bethanne Bethard Hill © 

Traditional Musics of 
Alabama Series Vol. 1-Vol. 5
by Steve Grauberger
Alabama Center for Traditional Culture
LINER NOTES & LINKS

Vol. 1
Audio files & details on each song 
HERE

Vol. 2 
*not available for purchase
liner notes

Vol. 3
liner notes

Vol. 4
liner notes

Vol. 5
liner notes


The Spiritualaires CD
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