Jim Crowin' was Re: Lil Ed
Sat May 13 20:59:26 EDT 2006
Got it!! It was "Showboat".
Blue Stew wrote:
> Last night I watched part of an old movie (1935?) with (I'm just
> guessing here) what looked like Nelson Eddy (no, I'm not old enough to
> remember him, but I do), Virginia Bruce?, the fat black woman from
> "Gone With The Wind" and Paul Roebson(?) singing "I Suits Me Just Fine".
> Story: Young, pretty white girl becomes rich and famous by speeding up
> "Old Negro Songs" (taught to her by her mammy) and singing them on the
> Vaudeville stage. She gets old, retires and her daughter (Kim) takes
> over. As usual, a lotta rich white people get even richer off Negro
> music. Sound familiar?
> Man that movie had more shuckin' and jivin' than poor ol' 'bug eyed
> Rochester', after seeing 10 ghosts! "HHHHHHELP MISTA BENNY!!!
> Bow ties-a-twirlin', eye balls-a-rollin', watermelon smilin', youzzzza!
> I surely would not put Lil' Ed in that category.
> mike, "aint nobody here but us chickens!"
> Jay Watterworth wrote:
>> Ah, the radio personalities, Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll were
>> white. Amos and Andy was a very successful radio program that ran for
>> 30 years. The television program is notable for many things including
>> the fact that it was the first show with an all black cast. Gosden
>> and Correll's characters, Amos and Andy, were played by Alvin
>> Childress and Spencer Williams, both well known black actors.
>> The reason the program was taken off television after a two year run
>> was because of the racist stereotypes portrayed. Civil rights groups
>> in the 1950s were behind the removal though the programs were still
>> syndicated for years after. I remember seeing them in the early
>> 1960s in Detroit.
>> Jay (sorry Dick. Or are you too young to remember?)
>> From: "Dick Waterman" <Jinxblues@aol.com>
>> To: <BLUES-L@LISTS.NETSPACE.ORG>
>> Sent: Friday, May 12, 2006 11:14 PM
>> Subject: Re: Lil Ed
>>>> email@example.com wrote:
>>>> > Something's Is better left alone.Amos & Andy was taken off TV
>>>> because > they
>>>> > did not do black people Justice.
>>> Amos and Andy were taken off television because they were being
>>> played by
>>> white people in blackface makeup . . . or are you all too young to
>>> Dick Waterman
>>> Oxford, MS
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