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Here's a brief tribute to Sam Charters on the Smithsonian Folkways website,
including a letter he wrote to Folkways co-founder Marian Distiler upon
recording Lightnin' Hopkins:
http://www.folkways.si.edu/news-and-press/smithsonian-folkways-remembers-samuel-b-charters-1929-2015

On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 10:27 AM, David Lewis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>
> http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/19/arts/music/samuel-charters-foundational-scholar-of-the-blues-dies-at-85.html?_r=0
>
> This guy had an enormous impact on a lot of us here, and on the whole
> discipline of what we do. I would be interested in hearing anyone's
> observations on his work, or memories of him.
>
> Dave Lewis
> Hamilton, OH
>



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Emily Hilliard, M.A.
Folklorist // Writer
www.emilyehilliard.com
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