“BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME”

“When the blues began, the countryside was quiet. Loudest of the sounds to break the stillness was the roar of the steam train as it traced its way through the lowlands, leaving a smudge of smoke against the blue sky. A brief moment of excitement as it passed, a shrill whistle, dipping and wailing like a blues and it would be gone.” — Paul Oliver, The Story of the Blues

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