This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Stagger Lee, by Shepard Hendrix and Derek McCulloch. This limited series from Image examines the history and evolution of the classic ragtime, blues, jazz, and rock ‘n rock song Stagger Lee, as well as the real-life events surrounding the shooting of Billy Lyons by Lee Shelton which inspired the piece.
It is a fascinating story of political corruption, murder, intrigue, and the black experience at the end of the 19th Century.
In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Lackadaisy, Street Angel, Sentences: The Life of M.F. Grimm, and Hip hop Family Tree for discussion on our next episode, and our selected title is Hip hop Family Tree, Vol. 1-3.
Our hosts for this episode are Andrew Chard, Tobiah Panshin, Kayleigh Fleeman, and special guest Kenny Wisdom, host of On the Bubble.