Blues societies = blues nazis???
Mon Nov 22 01:15:13 EST 2004
Yes Blues Society's Blues Nazis could be any blues society proclaiming that
the blues should only be done a certain way or trying to control who plays
it . For example if you don't play it the way we think you should you will
never play in this town again. Or a certain group of people who play and who
don't for example they are not giving every artist a fair shake .only their
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Nunis" <thebluescaster@YAHOO.COM>
Sent: Sunday, November 21, 2004 9:02 PM
Subject: Re: Blues societies = blues nazis???
> The term 'Folk nazi' has been around for a long time, and it is a specific
> reference to those who insist that musical definitions be limited to a
> narrow subset of the genre...only clawhammer banjo, with no synthetic
> or strings, and peg tuners, etc. no matter how out of tune and unenjoyable
> the sound...
> My exposure to the term Blues nazi has been those who proclaim 'That isn't
> real blues because...':
> Wrong skin color
> Wrong gender
> Wrong age
> Wrong instrumentation
> Doesn't sound like other 'real blues' recordings...
> So that's what popped into my mind when reading the post.
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