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you didn't bore me, sometimes i can't get my comments through.
Now isn't the most obvious parody of Black New Orleans culture, them black fictional characters in LIVE AND LET DIE? lol...
Ain't sweating its racism, though the sexism is harder to take, in the era of gangsta rap etc. SMH...
Do get the original sides of the Duke's A DRUM IS A WOMAN...His New Orleans suite is ROOTS on the sure nough reality tip...(Big Smile)...I'm an african/native american sis, ain't hating on the fly boys need or want to front, (everybody likes to party), but me and mine truly represent...George Clinton peeped us (or might be one)...I. e., I bet you/Music for my momma/you and your folks/me and mine folks...FYI...
Folks mainstream or not were on the real, back in the day...I. e., James Brown/Marvin/Stevie/The Last Poets/etc. FYI...
I have had the pleasure to know and have known many jazz legends. I know the Dukes work, because we were introduced to lots of music growing up. Where are you from, and have you ever been to New Orleans?
Here yes they are it's part of our culture.
I live in the metro detroit area..I. e., I came up during the pop culture era dominated by Motown Records, didn't really get exposed to jazz until after my rite of passage (into adulthood...Being up on such things was and is my dad's (not my) generation's legacy etc. On the other hand, such as Big Sis (Holiday) and Big Bruh (Parker) are also my role models...The short version...FYI...
No...I have never been that far south (though my mom's relations are from Mississippi)...FYI...
MANDINGO (the film) is my relations takes on American slavery...Duke's CONGO SQUARE suite echoes my and our family history etc. Me and mine be the 'bad' you know who's...But related to who else...Not all that 'suprised' or 'shocked' by the likes of Obama or Thomas...FYI...
Awesome!!!! Jazz was not as recognized by the U.S. as much, but it has been around before the Motown Era began. New Orleans is well Known oversees, and has been for a long time. I pass Congo Square every day. Jazz here is used as tradition.... Google Mardi Gras Indian.
Also remember after slavery was abolished many african americans moved to nothern states.
Jazz used to be loved as dance music among most blacks etc. Today's audiences perceive it as being about far more than that...If blacks in general have a waning interest in the genre, it's not just their fault...What did and does matter is what helps them cope and deal...As a people, me and mine have to be a wee bit more for real about it all...FYI...
It was and is usually referred to as the Great Migration...Being that our value was linked to our relations being a source of cheap labor, don't expect more than a handful (like us) to be hip to why most of us remain on the bottom/a cross section of whites remain at the top....It did and does have something to do with a backroom deal between candidates for President Hayes and Tilden...FYI...
Do find out how to ascess your 'considerations' option (or contact me via my new email account)...This thing is limited and limiting....FYI...
Make that the conversations option...FYI...
The destee.com website is expected to be all things to all people...Instead it tends to reduce extended conversations down to the level of brief and limited exchanges etc. fyi
Not everything is bound to be of interest to most posters...I have yet to come across interest as regards folks kicking it about this particular subject via anybody's threads...Again: firstname.lastname@example.org...FYI...
In New Orleans we share our culture with whites, because we use jazz as an expression of release. If we only worry about one culture we are regressive.