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Alan Lomax: Outstanding In His Field

Matt Hanks, Memphis Flyer, 24 July 1997

I AM AN American citizen," he muttered, glaring around. "These Memphis cops call me vagrant, but I'm a musician. These Southern laws don't recognize a man by his talents. They just think a", he paused and brought his face close to mine. "You ain't from 'round here. You don't play no part in all this mess goin' 'round here. You don't know nothin about it, and I, Willie B., better known as 61, because I rambles 61 Highway from Chicago clean down to New Orleans with my guitar for my buddy, I am going to tell you."
– Alan Lomax, The Land Where Blues Began

Total word count of piece: 847


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