Cecil Augusta

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Cecil Augusta (born 1920) is an American Delta blues singer and guitarist. He recorded a single track, "Stop All the Buses", for Alan Lomax in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1959, which was ignored until it was released on the album Blues Songbook, a selection of Lomax's field recordings, in 2003[1] The musicologist David Evans described Augusta as "the perfect example of an artist who shows up at a field recording session and leaves before anyone realizes how good he was" and noted his unique acoustic guitar technique, elements of which later became integral to electric blues playing.[2]

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  1. ^ "FAME Review: Various Artists – Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook". Acousticmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  2. ^ Evans, David (2003). The Blues Songbook (Media notes). Alan Lomax. Smithsonian Folkways. 

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