Day 143: Rock Island Line

My dad had a folk music collection published by the Smithsonian. It is a four-CD set. I listened to it a lot in college. The songs that really stuck out for me were the ones by Leadbelly.

The song I posted yesterday, “Goodnight Irene,” is my favorite. It also included “Rock Island Line.” It spoke to me for some reason.

When I looked at what Miles had on his computer, he had a lot of Woody Guthrie on it. I like to think that as his tastes might have wandered in the future that he would have stumbled on and indulged in Leadbelly too.

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