Cruel Stack O’Lee

I loved Mississippi John Hurt’s Stack O’Lee Blues long before I knew it was based on a real murder. Click here to listen to Mississippi John Hurt’s Stack O’Lee Blues! Police officer, how can it be? You can arrest everybody But cruel Stack O’ Lee That bad man, oh cruel Stack O’ Lee Billy DeLyon told Stack…

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Governor Cole Blease

Meet Coleman “Cole” Blease, the mustachioed governor and later senator of the great state of South Carolina from 1910 – 1915. As you will soon learn, Cole Blease had some major character flaws. However, nobody is all bad or all good, and it’s more charitable and interesting to consider him as a whole person. So, my goal…

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