Diggin’: John Lee Zeigler – Goin’ Away

inTheir Musicon February 22, 2018

The connections that can be drawn from the Music Maker catalog to the history of African and early American music are many. Perhaps one of the most interesting is the music of John Lee Zeigler. His singing and guitar playing rests on the cusp of where Africa meets America. The proof is in the rhythm, try tapping you foot to this tune and you can hear how Mr. Zeigler puts notes where you’d think they couldn’t possibly fit. Listen to the legendary guitar playing of Bahamian Joseph Spence and you can see where the islands differed in their interpretation of early North American guitar music.

— Corn Lewis

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