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Josh White sings "music that is rooted in the soil and the heart of the American people."
Announcer talks about Josh White. Says that Langston Hughes called Josh White the minstrel of the blues. He is a "fine singer of anybody's songs, Southern Negro, Southern white, plantation work songs, modern union songs, English or Irish ballads, any songs that come from the heart of a people."
Rundown: "I Got A Head Like a Rock and a Heart Like a Marble Stone"
"Song About a Chicken, a Cherry, a Story and a Baby"
"The Lass With the Delicate Aire"
"The Landlord Blues"
"Outskirts of Town";
"A Letter From the Russian Front"
"The House I Live In - or What Is America to Me"
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 8524
Municipal archives id: LT5376