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Before he was Jerry Jeff … How a search for the original draft of "Mr. Bojangles" led to the discovery of never-before-heard recordings from 1964 and ’65 — and what those tapes (now part of the Wittliff Collections' ¡Viva Jerry Jeff! exhibit) tell us about the itinerant folk singer who would become a Texas music legend.

(Above) Jerry Jeff Walker performing his song “Talkin’ New Orleans Destruction Blues” at a New Orleans coffeehouse in the summer of 1964 — back when …

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