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Samuel Charters: Bluesthink

Andria Lisle, Memphis Flyer, 18 February 2005

THE FIRST TIME Samuel Charters came to Memphis, it was in the fall of 1956. "I bought a car for a hundred and fifty bucks in New Orleans, and I drove back to New York via Memphis with a cardboard box full of tapes that Folkways Records was going to put out," recalls the venerable musicologist and author, calling from his Connecticut home.

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