Extraordinary Stories of Ordinary Life
Graphic

A Guitar, A Cello, and The Day That Changed Music

November 23, 1936, was a good day for recorded music. Two men – an ocean apart – sat before a microphone and began to play. One was a cello prodigy who had performed for the Queen of Spain; the other played guitar and was a regular in the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta. 85 years ago, Pablo Casals and Robert Johnson both made recordings that would change music history.

 

Comments are closed.

You may also like ...

Graphic

The Art (and Science) behind Teenage Diaries

A video of Joe’s talk at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism about producing Teenage Diaries Revisited.

Listen
Graphic

Can Claressa Shields Remake Women’s Boxing?: The New Yorker

In this week’s New Yorker, Ariel Levy profiles Claressa Shields, the subject of our story from earlier this year, Teen …

Listen
css.php