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Saturday, November 30, 2013
Bill Cosby in Boston at Wilbur / Stephen Wade in Boston Globe for Beautiful Music Around Us
“The Beautiful Music All Around Us,” by Stephen Wade
A fascinating window into a bygone world, “The Beautiful Music All Around Us” zooms in on the history of 13 performances from Library of Congress field recordings made between 1935 and 1942. Stephen Wade, an author and musician, brings to life the back stories of the performers and what the recording sessions meant to them.
Ask stand-up comedians about Bill Cosby’s influence, and something funny happens. They’ll stutter a bit, pausing to contemplate the enormity of the question. Then they’ll mention Cosby in the same breath as Mark Twain, Richard Pryor, Lenny Bruce, and George Carlin.
the BEAUTIFUL MUSIC ALL AROUND US by Author Stephen Wade
the BEAUTIFUL MUSIC ALL AROUND US
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Chicago — In October 1937, a fiddler from rural Kentucky recorded
the instrumental song "Bonaparte's Retreat" for John and Alan Lomax,
the father-and-son music collectors dispatched from the Library of
Congress to capture American songs in the deepest, most marginalized
pockets of the country. The song they recorded traveled farther
than they ever imagined: to the symphonic music stage via the Aaron
Copeland composition "Rodeo"; to the FM airwaves courtesy of British
progressive-rock group Emerson, Lake, and Palmer; and to film and
television screens. Now it's piped in among us all in airports, coffee
shops, and shopping malls.