Old Spirituals 2019 Retrospective

Greetings, everyone! I’m a bit of a data geek, and have been looking at Old Spirituals 2019 results. I think it’s interesting stuff so I’m sharing with you. First, thank you all, especially the regular readers, for helping to make 2019 the most successful year yet for Old Spirituals! Some years the growth has been slow,…

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Old Spirituals First Recommendation: Raise the Dead podcast

This is a first, everybody. There’s never, ever been a recommendation on Old Spirituals to do anything before (generally, we don’t believe in doing things), but this is a momentous occasion that calls for an exception. Here it is: You need to check out the new Raise the Dead podcast from Justin Robert Young. It is a…

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A Short, Squalid Tale

This stray article was in a February 19, 1913 edition of The Times and Democrat, an Orangeburg, South Carolina daily paper. According to the article, Mr. J.A. Brown was seeking a divorce from his wife Lizzie for cruelty and desertion. The Browns were residents of DeKalb County, Georgia, where they lived on a 27-acre farm…

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