Little City Woman - Washboard Sam & B...

Little City Woman - Washboard Sam & Big Bill Broonzy

There are 5 comments on the American Blues Blog story from Oct 5, 2011, titled Little City Woman - Washboard Sam & Big Bill Broonzy. In it, American Blues Blog reports that:

Robert Brown , known professionally as Washboard Sam, was an American blues singer and musician Born in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, and reputedly the half-brother of Big Bill Broonzy, Brown moved to Memphis, Tennessee in the 1920s, performing as a street musician with Sleepy John Estes and Hammie Nixon.

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hey

Jonesboro, AR

#1 Oct 16, 2011
so how about a memorial in Walnut Ridge for Washboard Sam?????????? Might as well milk it for all you can. Or is Walnut Ridge too racist ?
Ugo

Houston, TX

#2 Oct 27, 2011
Washboard Sam should be recognized, and others. I hope in time they will. No, WR is not that prejudice. It has the only recognized Black Cemetery in the county. Many other greats of music actually cam he and sang in the past century. However, I understand the guitar park is for the 1950's
capn howdy

Jonesboro, AR

#3 Apr 5, 2012
he must have been famous he has his own topix forum
Guest

United States

#4 Apr 5, 2012
We probably have the only recognized black cemetery in the country because we are so backwoods and racist (not me or anyone in particular personally, but as a whole). I mean look at the Trayvon Martin forum. ZERO comments. Angel Davis, she has like 100.
Professor

Frisco, TX

#5 Apr 6, 2012
Guest wrote:
We probably have the only recognized black cemetery in the country because we are so backwoods and racist (not me or anyone in particular personally, but as a whole). I mean look at the Trayvon Martin forum. ZERO comments. Angel Davis, she has like 100.
While it may be true that WR has a Black cemetery there are other old Black cemeteries around the county. But there are blacks buried in some otherwise White cemeteries in the area.

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