What do blues guitarist Robert Johnson and cellist Pablo Casals have in common? Here's a hint: 1936. Listen to this story about a day that both of them made music. From Joe Richman and Radio Diaries.
"Sant Martí del Canigó" by Pablo Casals, "I Believe I'll Dust my Broom" by Robert Johnson, and "In Sarah, Mencken, Christ, And Beethoven There Were Women And Men" by Tortoise
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