Sunday, 18 October 2009


Tomorrow, October 19, is the 120th anniversary of the birth of Art Satherley, producer of, among much else, Blind Willie McTell & friends' New York session of 1933. Satherley was born in Bristol, England, on this day in 1889.

October 19 is also the 25th anniversary of the death of McTell's younger musical compadre Buddy Moss (who was also recorded at that Satherley session of 1933 - indeed he emerged from it more successfully than Willie). Moss died in Atlanta on this day in 1984. He was 71.

From my own point of view it seems an apt date for me to be giving a talk that brings in all three of these men, at the Auburn Avenue Research Library in downtown Atlanta. October 19, 6.30pm; free admission: ie Searching For Blind Willie McTell: A British Writer in Georgia.

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