Musicals and the pursuit of the impossible

The plots of musical are preposterous. That’s the point of them. They’re about bringing the impossible to life.

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Lost and found blues

The man who wrote the Cream song I’m So Glad recorded 30 country songs for Paramount as a young man, never saw a cent for them, and disappeared for three decades. But Skip James’ archetypal story earned him a second act in the 1960s.