Archive | October, 2013

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Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine (1961)

Ronald Reagan’s first venture into political speech no doubt terrified many of his listeners with his conclusion, telling them that if they did not prevent the passage of Medicare, “one of these days you and I are going to spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it once was like in […]

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Conversations with Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Slim, and Sonny Boy Williamson (1947)

In 1947 Alan Lomax recorded bluesmen Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Slim, and Sonny Boy Williamson on a Presto disc recording machine at Decca Studios in New York City after they had given concert at Town Hall. In a session of candid oral history and song, the three artists, Southern born but with established careers in […]