- May 25, 2018
The great Hendrix
Motown is for girls, Maximum Rhythm and Blues is for the boys.I have been thinking how the likes if Mick jagged were So Into blues then.
To me that is boring, I much prefer Motown, and songs like midnight train to georgia etc. If I was a young teenager 5he last thing I would be I Interested In would be listening to that, its depressing.
Or was it the attitude that these college boys like Mick jagged were music snobs, oh look how interesting we are,we don t listen to the music you all listen to, we are too good for that, in fact a lot like lefty liberals today.
I thought it was time to take a break from all those posts about racial and cultural purity, and not having enough resources to go around for a grand beautiful mix of peoples, and grim aspersions being cast on our beautiful mixed race children, and so on.
I'll talk political just once, it does in a certain aspect set the context for this thread, and then let us revert to the celebration of black music that has moulded white culture. Here is what I think:
... People are people. Culture thrives by its intermixing with others. It becomes greater even than the sum of its parts. Beautiful people with beautiful genes make beautiful babies whatever their racial origins, and biologically, the further apart they are in those racial origins, the better. Go far enough back and you will eventually find the same origins. Culture can be independent of racial origins, and it becomes greater when mixed with other cultures...
... It is not people who are "invaders". It is law that invariably is the invader. Whether it was the penal laws in Ireland. Or sharia law today. Remember that Muslim people also are oppressed by sharia law. It is that sharia law that prevents the intermixing of their culture and ours. Sharia law does not consist their culture in any meaningful sense. Rather, it is a social and religious artifact imposed to exercise control. So never put up with anyone telling anyone to "go back home". Whether they say it to a northern Ireland Protestant or to a Muslim. If you hear it, unleash all of your indignation on them so they never say it again...
Ok enough of the lecture and politics. Now back to the music...
Please feel free to bring your insights on black music enriching white culture onto this thread.
- From the great black Jazz musicians of the early twentieth century.
- To the explosion of 50's and 60's white culture and Elvis and the Beatles that the likes of Bo Diddley, Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters were the precursors of.
- Through James Brown, Jimi Hendrix and the many others of the 60's through to the 70's soul and R&B with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, Gladys Knight, Roberta Flack, and so many many more.
- Or going away from the US, how about the Ska music of 1960's Jamaica that set off the "mod" and skinhead explosion in the UK. - Quadrophenia 1979
I think I'll try start things off with a quick little trip through electronic music by the black artists that engendered the hip-hop and house music and techno youth culture explosions of the 1990's. As I noticed there are a few fans of electronic music on here. Most are amazing, timeless tracks, notwithstanding their age. Or else show some early dance moves that became popular among white folk...