Travels With Jonathon…Memphis and Civil Rights

travels with Jonathon August 31, 2011 at 5:40pm I’m on Beale St,once the gathering point for the Civil Rights movement in the early days when the shout against segregation started as grumblings and then murmurs and then mutterings and then more strident as it swelled and rallied against the racism of the day.Everything was segregated,public […]

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Feelings About the South

feelings about the South September 1, 2011 at 6:42pm I like the South in a love/ hate way.I am utterly fascinated by the land with it’s rich delta of fields and fields of rows of cotton and other crops.I love the southern accent that bespeaks of a glorious time and their seeming politeness.I love the […]

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The Blues and Rev.Gary Davis

When i was a young lad of 12 ,living in Montreal ,i steeped myself in the blues .I read and listened to whatever i could get my hands on and i had the family collection of thousands of records to draw on .Rev.Gary Davis was playing at the Yellow Door Coffee House downtown and because […]

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saving a life

This is something i am very proud of and had put it out of mind until he came back when i was closing my store to thank me. SMITH: It was music to keep living by By CHRIS SMITH THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Published: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. Last Modified: Wednesday, December 7, […]

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Me and Jesus

Hippie Days….This was Christmas at my girlfriend who i was living with’s parents and grandparents house,a family with mormon roots and they ,well lets say i was viewed with grave suspicion.This was in Idaho where i think i was the first long hair hippie from California,and i mentioned I was a Jew when they asked […]

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Read Jonathon Lipsin’s column in the eclectic new music magazine www.Blues-E-News.com November issue page 68 Click on the magazine cover then click on the arrow tab until you reach page 68. Thanks for reading and let us know what you think!

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Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

This is Shakespeare and Company Bookstore in Paris ,a bookstore that had it’s roots in the 20’s and 30’s and 40’s when run by Sylvia Beach and was the second home for such as Hemmingway and Joyce and all the other writers in Paris .I had the fortune of being befriended by that rascal George […]

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