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Music Maker Relief Foundation is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2004. The organization was founded by Tim Duffy who was distressed “over the living conditions of the living legends he was meeting in the early 1990s as he explored the world of blues musicians.” The organization focuses on helping down-and-out blues musicians overcome destitution and in so doing help them to rediscover their voices and perform again.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 72 Issue 1, June 2004, p30-33, il, por Periodical Website
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10522
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John Dee Holeman was born in Hillsborough in 1929. He was one of nine children, but the only one to have any interest in music. He worked as a heavy machine operator, all the while perfecting his style of blues. Cornell discusses Holeman's life and music career.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 44, Oct 2008, p45, por Periodical Website
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25495
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Reed Turchi moved to Chapel Hill to study hill country blues music and record their sounds. As a UNC student, Turchi founded the Devil Down Records label and has recorded numerous musicians, including local blues legend, Kenny Brown. Turchi also initiated the Sounds of the South Award, which allows a UNC undergraduate to submit music recordings to the UNC Southern Folk Life Collection.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 28 Issue 1, Fall 2011, p22-23, il, por Periodical Website
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25665
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Bill Ferris is a UNC professor of history and folklorist who records stories and blues music ranging from everyday black farmers and churchgoers to blues masters such as B.B. King and Willie Dixon. Ferris is particularly interested in the meaning of blues music and how it is used to tell stories and bring African American communities together.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 26 Issue 1, Fall 2009, p41-47, il, por Periodical Website
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16208
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George Higgs, Tarboro musician, was born in the small town of Speed in 1930. He began playing guitar while a teenager and later learned to sing and play harmonica. He performed with small gospel groups, toured around the states until 1998 when he was invited to sing overseas. His discography consists of Tarboro Blues (2001) and Rainy Day (2006).
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 49 Issue 1, Fall 2009, p20-23, il
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Music Makers Relief Foundation is a nonprofit record label dedicated to promoting forgotten blues, gospel, soul, and country artists. Founder Tim Duffy looks specifically for musicians who have the closest connect to the earliest forms of the blues. The label helps promote the artists, rebuild their careers, and pay the artists for their talent. All this is in effort to make sure the artists talent is known and lives on beyond their life and local area.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 31 Issue 40, October 2014, p25-26 Periodical Website
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27762
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Hillsborough resident and noted bluesman Ironing Board Sam has been given the opportunity to play music again. Samuel Moore’s history and his influence on music in America and the blues is recorded. Moore has been given the opportunity to perform again after Hillsborough’s The Music Maker Relief Foundation has provided assistance to him and re-released his record. The group is dedicated to preserving and promoting all forms of traditional music.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 10, March 2013, p24-25 Periodical Website
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28902
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Etta Baker was a Piedmont blues guitarist and singer from Morganton, North Carolina. Wayne Martin and the North Carolina Arts Council initiated the production of Etta Baker: One Dime Blues in 1988. Martin recorded hours of tape of Baker’s music in her home, documentation that will be available for researchers and scholars of traditional music.
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NC Arts (NoCar Oversize NX 1 N22x), Vol. 8 Issue 1, Fall 1991, p7, por
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35641
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Old Man Breen, a blind black guitarist, gave the author and his friends, Mike and Ricky, a new hangout: Breen’s Alley. In their meeting, the guitarist also instilled into Charles Seagraves and his childhood friends a value for blues music.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 6 Issue 1, Jan/Feb 1978, p30-33, 52
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36856
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Chatterly is a documentary photographer, the subjects of his pictures jazz and blues musicians. Many projects hace developed beyod his original designs into richer, fuller collections because of his interest in people’s lives.
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William Ferris recorded African American blues music in Mississippi, but also ended up collecting interviews, photographs, and film. Through his research, Ferris wrote a book from the perspective of two renowned blues musicians, and explores the sacred and secular worlds of the blues. The book is divided into four sections: Blues Roots, Blues Towns and Cities, Looking Back, and Sacred and Secular Worlds.
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The relationship between blues and gospel can be seen as two sides of the same coin; both blues are for despair, and gospel is for hope, relating to the same subject. The blues-gospel rap is a map for the psychologically unified view of the world. Using this dichotomy of hope-despair, the positions are either the blues are the illegitimate child of the spiritual, or that spiritual understanding is a marriage of hope and despair.
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35887
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Thomas Burt participated in the full scope of blues history in North Carolina, from childhood to playing in blues festivals.
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35899
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Henry was a blues musician who had talent, perseverance, love of the blues, and helped preserve part of North Carolina’s musical heritage.
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36185
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Since the early 1970s, the Town Commons had been known for more than a walk in the park. As for new aspects, The Monitors and The Main Event Painted Man would be joined by Painted Man playing soul, R&B, funk, and dance music, along with Diali Keba Cisskoho and Kaira, playing West African Griot.
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