S2:E7 // Wack Fall The Daddy-O
Play • 1 hr 33 min

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Traditional - Whiskey in the Jar

Billie Holiday

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee

Charlie Parr

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Arguably the most popular Irish drinking song has a more unique origin than being sung at the pub, celebrating the spirit of Whiskey. She’s one of the greatest jazz vocalists of all time, yet her personal life was ripe with adversity from family, abusive relationships, and a war with the United States Government over a song. They blurred the lines for white and black audiences alike through the 60’s revival as a duo, yet both men’s legacies stand on their own footing. A man redefining the definitions of independent success, overcoming each obstacle thrown at him while reviving fingerpicking styles of Piedmont and Delta blues.

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Nicholas Edward Williams - Production, research, writing, editing, recording

Jack Browning - Writing

Source Credits:

Whiskey in the Jar | Irish Central | Accordeon World | Keston Primary | AV Club

Billie Holiday | Ronnie Deschepper | Downbeat | Woman Around Town | Flood Mag | Legacy | Learning English | ASU | EOnline | PBS

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee | All About Blues | Early Blues | Keeping the Blues Alive | Arts.Gov | Blues & Country | Black History Now

Charlie Parr | Country Blues | Official | Minnesota Monthly | Erica Rivera | First Avenue | Kennedy Center | Issue Magazine

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