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Help: Bluegrass by black musicians

JTT 26 Oct 00 - 03:53 PM
GUEST 26 Oct 00 - 04:35 PM
Rick Fielding 26 Oct 00 - 04:37 PM
JTT 26 Oct 00 - 04:59 PM
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Steve Parkes 27 Oct 00 - 10:57 AM
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Subject: Bluegrass by black musicians
From: JTT
Date: 26 Oct 00 - 03:53 PM

Just before my computer crashed, losing all my precious bookmarks, I'd saved an address on, I think, CDNow or Amazon.com, for a CD of bluegrass music by black musicians. I'd really like to get this for a friend from Virginia who has been extremely helpful to me. But now I can't find it. Does it ring any bells with anyone?


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Subject: RE: Help: Bluegrass by black musicians
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Oct 00 - 04:35 PM

You asked the same question on Sept. 18 and got lots of good information, none of which you acknowledged. I suggest you do a forum search on 'black blugrass'.


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Subject: RE: Help: Bluegrass by black musicians
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 26 Oct 00 - 04:37 PM

Anonymous GUEST is correct.

non-anonymous Rick


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Subject: RE: Help: Bluegrass by black musicians
From: JTT
Date: 26 Oct 00 - 04:59 PM

Ack, sorry. Sometimes it happens that I can't find a thread. If I didn't acknowledge help, may I heartily thank all who helped now, and go and look for the reference.


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Subject: RE: Help: Bluegrass by black musicians
From: JTT
Date: 26 Oct 00 - 05:02 PM

Hmm. Tried a search for "black bluegrass" and got this:

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Subject: RE: Help: Bluegrass by black musicians
From: JTT
Date: 26 Oct 00 - 05:07 PM

Whoops - upset by the nasty tone, I was searching the wrong place. Found the threat now. Unfortunately it didn't help. Ah well. Thanks anyway.


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Subject: RE: Help: Bluegrass by black musicians
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 27 Oct 00 - 10:57 AM

... but can black men sing the bluegrass?


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Subject: RE: Help: Bluegrass by black musicians
From: BanjoRay
Date: 27 Oct 00 - 09:04 PM

Try this link, its not bluegrass, its old time string band music. A lot of people think its great. Sorry, I've forgotton how to do a blue clicky.
http://www.elderly.com/recordings/items/ROUN0238.htm
Cheers
Ray


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Subject: RE: Help: Bluegrass by black musicians
From: Stewie
Date: 27 Oct 00 - 09:57 PM

JTT, you previous thread was called 'Help: black bluegrass?'. You'll find it here:

Click

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Help: Bluegrass by black musicians
From: Lepus Rex
Date: 27 Oct 00 - 10:11 PM

In the last 'black bluegrass' thread by JTT, I mentioned that I'd heard of a black bluegrass band in ANOTHER thread, and I just found it. Here's what Terry Allan Hall had to say in the "Why are almost all 'mudcatters 'white?'" thread (I'll just copy the whole entry, though I don't really agree with parts of it):

"Here's one reason....there are likely many others, actually...Black folks are actively DISCOURAGED from being part of the "folk process"....by the BLACK media/movers & shakers!

Case in point...ever hear of The McCallister Family? An all-black bluegrass band who are VERY, VERY good...but few festivals will give them a chance ('cause bluegrass is {alledgedly} a "white" genre), and I've seen black folks scream obscenities at the band for playing "the white man's music"! Randy (lead vocals, mandolin) McCallister has told me about black promoters actually picketting McCallister Family gigs as being "Uncle Tom-ist", and they've had black folks throw stuff at 'em on stage a few times...

Another couple examples: Tracy Chapman and Richie Havens...Black radio refuses to play these talented folks recordings because they don't have that "black sound"...too much melody and intelligent song-craft, and not enough mention of "drive-by" activities?...

Reverse racism is still racist!"


Dunno if that helps ya...

---Lepus Rex


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Subject: RE: Help: Bluegrass by black musicians
From: thosp
Date: 27 Oct 00 - 10:53 PM

could it be Black Banjo Songsters ? --if so try this blueclicketything

peace (Y) thosp


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