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Mar 3, 2023Liked by Jason Diamond

This is a terrific piece, part memoir, part encyclopedic tour through decades of American music. I printed it, for history's sake.

Did you know Will Oldham was in John Sayles' "Matewan"? As was the miraculous bluegrass diva, Hazel Dickens. She sang "Fire in the Hole"—still raises the prickles on the back of my neck.

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Mar 3, 2023Liked by Jason Diamond

Rust Belt Noir! Lovely remembrance and study of a great artist, album, and region. "Farewell Transmission" is a song for the ages.

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Yeah, every now and then I remember him and re-listen. Such a phenomenal artist.

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That whole cast. Whoa.

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