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    The song that changed American music in ways no one suspected at the time. At first it sounds like a lament on love lost, but then careful listening reveals domestic violence, because she killed her abusive man. However, for African Americans it was code for not accepting white abuse. As well, it caught the attention of white musicians, who then proceeded to compose blues for large bands, a crossover from black to White audiences. Porgy and Bess would be the most prominent example, but there were also the performances of Al Jolson and many others. Eventually leading into American big band music, jazz as we know it today and Rock based so often on the blues, as well as Rock's Country Western background. And almost ironically, it picked up a major country audience upon its recorded release, influencing the country idiom as it was first developing. This was the song that inspired Hank Williams to write and sing. This was the song that got Janis Joplin singing. Chris Thiel mandolin player and driving force of Nickel Creek said his grandfather would play this song for him once a week as he was growing up, his grandfather a fiddle player for step dancers in Appalachia. From 1920:

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    not my preferred style of music, but this girl is seriously talented.

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