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3 minutes ago, SpyCar said:

 

Dexter Gordon during his European exile, bringing great jazz to Belgium.

 

Bill

Dexter was great-

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House Of The Rising Sun:

 

 

 

Blues were not exclusively "black culture". 

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On 5/4/2018 at 12:00 PM, Skans said:

House Of The Rising Sun:

 

 

 

Blues were not exclusively "black culture". 

An attempt at cultural appropriation?

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On 5/3/2018 at 12:35 PM, slideman said:

A thread for all you racists. We'll start with the International Sweethearts of Rhythm

 

Patronizing blacks?

 

 

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3 minutes ago, slideman said:

An attempt at cultural appropriation?

Progressive political talking points.

 

Cultural appropriation is a load of crap invented by the left.

 

"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery"

 

But of course yer side had to turn it into something negative.  

 

Yer an idiot slideman.  

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On 5/3/2018 at 4:35 PM, Old Mack said:

Whys does slideman divided music along racial lines...isn't that racist ?

 

I saw Bob Dylan 15 times, Bruce Mainspring 15 times and David Bromberg 16 times...that is one good thing about growing up in Philly.

 

Rocky's view of Center City !

Image result for philadelphia

Yes it is racist.

 

slideman is using blacks to promote his own political agenda.

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I am merely celebrating black culture. I am a cultural appropriator myself- can't deny.

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Slideman is a musician.

The arts are basically the result of INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT.  People all over the world contribute to trends, but all cultures participate.

The Argentine tango depends on a type of accordion called a Bandaneon, originally manufactured in Lithuania. The factories were destroyed by the Nazis, and Lithuania has not exported Bandaneones since the 1940's. 

The Saxophone was invented by a Belgian man named Sax. But saxophones are not used for playing only Belgian music.

All cultural activities are in some way international.

Slideman understands this, the trolls do not.

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On 5/3/2018 at 2:35 PM, slideman said:

A thread for all you racists. We'll start with the International Sweethearts of Rhythm

 

So, you think that is an adequate representation of black culture?

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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Homage to Gil Scott-Heron

by Jonah Raskin

The performance artist and jazz poet Gil Scott-Heron was wrong when he said in 1970, “The Revolution will not be televised.” But perhaps he was only wishful thinking and expressing what he wanted and not what he actually saw and heard around him.

More likely, he was being ironical and commenting on the wacky world of mass communication.

You can still appreciate Scott-Heron’s irony in lines like “The revolution will be brought to you by the Schaefer Award Theatre and/ will not star Natalie Wood and Steve McQueen or Bullwinkle and Julia/ The revolution will not give your mouth sex appeal.”

Scott-Heron died seven years ago at the age of 62. His many fans still revere him and appreciate his unique artistry on albums such as Pieces of a Man and Winter in America.

In fact, the cultural and political upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s, from Selma, Alabama to Woodstock, New York, were taped, filmed, recorded and broadcast. Those who were alive in 1968 and who were glued to their TV screens saw the “police riot” in the streets of Chicago. They also heard the demonstrators chat, “The whole world is watching.”

That was an exaggeration. The whole world wasn’t only or just watching Chicago. It was also watching Prague and Paris and other hot spots of rebellion around the globe. But Americans often like to think that they are at the center of the world and that everyone in the world watches the U.S. Just how fallacious that notion is, is apparent to anyone who travels in Europe, Asia and South America and sees that the news isn’t only or just about Donald Trump and the White House.

In 1789, revolutionary Parisians stormed the Bastille because it had guns and ammunition. In 2014, pro-Russian forces seized the TV station in Donetsk, turned off Ukrainian TV and replaced it with TV channels from Moscow. They knew that TV today is far more potent than a tank or a jet plane.

Yippies such as Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin and Paul Krassner had that insight 50-years ago.

It wasn’t just the major television networks that captured scenes of the revolution in the 1960s and 1970s. The rebels photographed themselves. Newsreel, the radical filmmakers’ collective, documented the protests of the 1960s, and distributed their movies around the country.

In Santa Barbara, after a screening of The Columbia Revolt protesters burned down a branch of the Bank of America. No doubt about it, film and TV helped to ignite riots and rebellions. That’s why the Yippies, also known as the Youth International Party, staged irreverent events at the N.Y. Stock Market and elsewhere for the purpose of being filmed and then aired on TV. To Abbie Hoffman images alone, without words, conveyed powerful messages.

To the Yippies, Chicago in the summer of 1968 was a scenario in which everyone played a part in accord with an unwritten script that followed a logical sequence. Indeed, Chicago in 1968 was the culmination of the Theater of the Absurd.

The TV networks and the politicians learned from Chicago in 1968, and from televised images from Vietnam. They got smarter, and learned not to broadcast atrocities of war that helped to generate anti-war protests.

Fifty years after Chicago, everyone with a cell phone is a cinematographer. Citizens routinely capture on film police officers beating, shooting and killing unarmed black men. Phones and their photos have educated millions, and not just in the U.S. but in Egypt, China and Russia. No wonder the powers that be want to control the Internet and to censor words and images.

Of course, images alone won’t stop the police from lawlessness, though they can save lives.

If you have not heard Gil Scott-Heron perform “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” or if you want to hear it (and see it) again, you can find it on online. It still works as satire and as a brilliant piece of the spoken word that inspired a generation or two of rappers and hip-hoppers.

The names have changed since the 1970s when Scott-Heron sang, “The revolution will not show you pictures of Nixon/

Blowing a bugle and leading a charge by John Mitchell/ General Abrams and Spiro Agnew to eat/ Hog maws confiscated from a Harlem sanctuary.” But his sense of moral outrage still rings loud and clear. Substitute new names and the piece is as relevant as ever before.

Televised or not, revolutions will not be denied.

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On 5/3/2018 at 2:35 PM, slideman said:

A thread for all you racists. 

 

Why are liberals so obsessed with race ???

 

My homeboys from Philly...they live up the other side of the city; from where I use to live.

 

 

 

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The world will improve if everyone embraces our diversity

 

I am just one of 7.4 Billion passengers on a 5 Billion year old spaceship

 

Whitey youth really wants to be Black

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On 5/3/2018 at 7:12 PM, XavierOnassis said:

You really are a dipstick, Old Mack. Funny, you are not.

 

BUT it is funny when you smear Trump...huh !

 

On 5/6/2018 at 11:53 AM, XavierOnassis said:

All cultural activities are in some way international.

Slideman understands this, the trolls do not.

 

Is that some kind of sick joke ?

 

Sorry, but I think rap sucks. My father is a classical composer. I’m a classically trained musician. If you don’t like that opinion, tough. Maybe I’m wrong, in your opinion. That's fine! But it’s not racist to think rap sucks. If we’re going to judge levels of racism by the kinds of music we like, and if I’m supposedly a racist for hating rap, then somebody is going to have to explain to me why I love jazz, originally and continuously a black musical form.

 

Ben Shapiro 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Five By Five said:

I bet they know how to grow industrial hemp

 

Can I call you my nigga ?

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1 minute ago, Zaro said:

Only you old farts care

you can steer your prius by pittomg your arms out

 

 

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