It’s Fall, Y’all.

So, I put together a playlist inspired by the changing of the leaves, which is starting to happen here in Virginia. It will accompany me while I get started on my Colonial Williamsburg African American History and Culture Fellowship, which is letting me get through some of the resources the Rockefeller Library has on the mid-19th century. Of particular interest are documents and records relating to Shirley Plantation, where excavations on their 19th-century component has revealed a strikingly similar duplex quarter and slave quarter row to what I’m studying in Maryland. I’m in the process of setting up a visit, so more on that later. To celebrate this wonderful season of fall, though, please take a listen to these tracks, including a wonderful tune by Gregory Porter, who is the next big male jazz singer. Also, some photos from a recent walk through Colonial Williamsburg with my wife. The playlist is on Spotify, and, as always, you can add songs I should be listening to here.

wheelbarrow Wheel Sign.Ashleigh in front of her favorite tree

colors are starting to turn in Williamsburg!The Mamas & The Papas – California Dreamin’
Jill Barber – Be My Man
Jim Croce – Roller Derby Queen
Coldplay – Yellow
The Naked And Famous – Punching In A Dream
Sun Kil Moon – Among the Leaves
Bobby Womack – Please Forgive My Heart
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Red House
Jonathan Coulton – The Stache
Yo La Tengo – Autumn Sweater
Gregory Porter – Be Good (Lion’s Song)
David Gray – Foundling
Miles Davis – Autumn Leaves