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  • Greetings From Cairo, Illinois [Gnashville Sounds, 2005] B+

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Greetings From Cairo, Illinois [Gnashville Sounds, 2005]
Roots-rock program music about the southernmost city in Illinois. He doesn't detail much vice, which was once the town's bread and butter, but there's lots of race--1909 lynch mob, segregated bus crosses big river, 1967 vigilantes, young Jesse Jackson stops by. Better researched than Sufjan, but not as evocative, nor any longer on answers. B+