3957Re: When did Jazz die?
- Mar 18, 2007You misunderstand the point I am making, Rick. Of course I am aware that black jazz artists
like other black people felt the depression and segregation and outright bigotry surrounding
them; in fact, they more than "felt" it, it dictated to a large degree their very conditions of
existence and permeated their day-to-day lives, but they still made music of profound
beauty. Your posting cites just two recordings. Do you mean to imply that when Billie sang
When You're Smiling, or when Louis played Bessie Couldn't Help It, they were in denial of the
segregation and outright bigotry that surrounded them?
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