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Thread #470 Message #463069
Posted By: texastoolman
15-May-01 - 05:12 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Bourgeois town? / Bourgeois Blues
Subject: RE: Bourgeois Blues as sung by Leadbelly
leadbelly also wrote a song called "chinatown" about that sort of thing.it seems chinatown was the only place a black couple could go and sit down in a public restaraunt outside of "darktown".tjhings like that seem so foreign to us now but the amount of racial hatred was incredible in those days.leadbelly was always very outspoken in the days when he was supposed to be seen rarely and never heard ,except to sing.i grew up around it,separate facilities and all.leadbelly was incredibly brave cosidering how many times they tried to do away with him,one way and another.