The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #90399   Message #3092411
Posted By: GUEST,Music history lady
10-Feb-11 - 08:43 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Pick a Bale of Cotton
Subject: RE: Origins: Pick a Bale of Cotton
America is home to the most unique evolution of music the world has ever scene. This song was created out of African-American need to lift themselves out of a situation they found inescapable. As a result, it is powerful link in the chain of our American music and identity. My goodness, if we ignore our past, we are doomed to repeat it!