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About my librarymusic books, esp. vintage black blues and sacred harp;
mysteries; various other interests.
Music: pre WWII blues and gospel 78's (6500), LP's (3000)
CD's (3000). Assorted post war blues, interesting sounds.
Black memorabilia, especially S & P's, cookie jars, humidors and other ceramics. Pre-WWII guitars.


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Wonderful to hear from you, thanks for the message! I've been a grateful beneficiary for many years of your work as a collector and reissuer.

I don't have any records of Sacred Harp music, sorry to say. I absolutely love them, though, Allison's in particular. The Nugrape record is the Columbia issue ("I've Got Your Ice-Cold Nugrape"). That one belongs to my husband, Peter Honig, who's been collecting a good deal longer than I have, and whose collection focuses specifically on '20s and '30s string band, blues, and gospel. I collect those kinds primarily as well, but I also love a lot of post-War blues/R&B, country, and gospel, and collect those pretty heavily too. A little bit of early hot jazz and Cuban . . . love the early black preachers' records too.

We've got a CD/book set coming out from Dust-to-Digital in a few weeks--records from Peter's collection, and old photographs of mine. Very excited about it!

I disloyally migrated over to Goodreads some time ago, and haven't been using LibraryThing, but maybe I'll return and update my account here. You can also reach me at or on Facebook.

Re the Fisk stuff - I'll have to dig things out to check. I'll get back to you.
FYI, I uploaded a cover for "From Slave to Abolitionist" in case you want to use it.
I'm sorry but my Jazz interest really began in the 33rpm era.s
So no 78s

If it's the sound rather than the substance, have you disc overed

Philip (Gateaupain)

PS That's a mean guitar you're holding, like Sister Rosetta's?
Hello Romis78:
Do you sing Sacred Harp music? I have just started reading The Sacred Harp: A Tradition and Its Music.

Just curious--is your interest in music books more from a historian's perspective or from a musician's interest?

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