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A source for extremely specific, miscellaneous archival information.
Dock Boggs -- old time banjo player and musician, former bootlegger. Recorded twelve tracks during the late twenties. Rediscovered in 1963 by Mike Seeger and recorded three full-length albums.
Pretty Boy Floyd -- famous Dust Bowl bank robber and outlaw, immortalized forever in song by Woody Guthrie. Oklahoma's most famous, who was finally brought down by the FBI in a field near East Liverpool, OH.

Cannon's Jug Stompers -- old time jug band featuring Gus Cannon, Noah Lewis, Ashley Thomson, Elijah Avery, and Hosea Woods. Quite popular in the late twenties, they utilized elements of country and blues, recording only a little over a couple album's worth of material.



After a few years, I've decided to update this introductory page. No one knows for sure if it's ever been read, but given my lack of commitment to the site at this time, I figured it was high time for an update. Original comments are in italics; my updated comments are interspersed throughout.

There is little structure to Long Time Coming. As you can probably tell, I don't create a splashy page, unless you consider pictures and a simple gray background image eye-catching. Regarding my interests, I try to organize as much information as I can get my hands on into a useful web page. Additional information on any of my interests would be much appreciated and if you occasionally check back to an individual page, you will most likely see me begging for help in the "What's New" page.

I stand by every word of this; there was little structure and less discipline as time went on. And I oftentimes requested additional info from any readers on the "What's New" page.

Behind the scenes, I have a crack squad of historical detectives, archivists, and a few hangers-on who help me take care of the daily operations and transcribe whatever information comes my way.

Lies, all lies. I had no crack squad, no historical detectives, and no hangers-on as far as I can remember. Of course, during those heady initial days of running this site (if you wanna call it that), it's become a blur. Sad to say, transcribing got old, although anything that could be transcribed by me was. While I originally yearned for more old newspaper articles to be sent to me in the hundreds, I was quite relieved to receive nothing. Not much glory in transcribing, and anyone familiar with Bartleby might agree.

If you notice any problems or want to contact Long Time Coming for whatever reason, good or bad, there are a few possible avenues to explore.

For any kind of problems regarding my interests, such as errors, problems, the legal ramifications of a certain item, or suggestions, please email Support. If there are any technical problems with the web pages, please email the Webmaster. For general information on Long Time Coming, please contact Information. One of us will try to get back to you at our earliest convenience.

Once again, all lies. (Be careful who you trust out there on the internet) I had no technical support staff, no webmaster (unless you count myself and a 2-yr old viewing these pages could quickly ascertain I'm no master with HTML), and no media contact. Interestingly, I did get one media contact years ago; they put a small blurb about the site in some obscure British folk magazine, if my memory serves me well. Definitely my claim to fame as far as is concerned.

My vision of the future for Long Time Coming is various web sites devoted to their specific items of interest, ranging all across the spectrum. There is no pre-determined order, perhaps only noticeable tendencies on the topics I cover. Future Long Time Coming sites are already dreamed up and they are only the appropriate amount of free time away from fruition.

Oh how I yearn for those idealistic days. There is no more free time for these sites, so topics such as the taxi dance halls, the Mississippi Sheiks, and Bascom Lamar Lunsford will have to be taken care of by other young dreamers. I will attempt to update these sites from time to time, but for anyone who has emailed me and gotten a reply months later (if you're lucky), you shouldn't expect a whole lot. Free time permitting, perhaps I'll be able to recapture my glory days of '99.

When it is all said and done, they will be a terrible conglomerate of things unrelated.

As true today as it was when it was written.

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