C.C. Rider Venerates Mance Lipscomb

The man known as Mance Lipscomb was one of the last remnants of a 19th century African American musical tradition. From before the blues was even called the blues. The son of an ex-slave and a Choctaw Indian, he was born Bowdie Glenn Lipscomb. Soon though, he dropped what he considered his slave name, and called himself Mance, short for Emancipation….

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