28th IBC Results

MARK SCHOSSOW yupduluth@MSN.COM
Wed Feb 8 00:29:04 EST 2012


And Ms.Bonnie,those racist d.j.'s dint have jobs long except to be the weatherman in Nome,"dark with light excpected in 2 months."now did they?Not for long._uck em anyway.They made white folk look bad.In the scientific  community,  of black as absense of color,purity,color white ....would be all colors (primary)mixed and therefore impure.

Yup say...Ya dont need to own no shoes to dance da Blues.

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From: Bonni McKeown
Sent: 8 Feb 2012 03:32:11 GMT
To: BLUES-L@LISTSERV.NETHELPS.COM
Subject: 28th IBC Results

The fact is, there ARE authentic heritage blues artists singing and
playing real blues. There are at least 100 of them in Chicago and many
more in Mississippi,Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, California, and around this
country.

The whole IBC setup--especially the lack of definition of "blues" in
contest rules, distracts and detracts from the promotion of the true sons
and daughters of the blues. Just like the white DJs who refused to play
the music of black artists in the 1950s (causing people like Sam Phillips
to look for an Elvis Presley to make hits for Sun Records) we have
promoters in the so-called "blues" industry who favor imitators over
today's great Black artists of my (baby boom) generation.  Bruce Iglauer
was criticized for this in a petition signed by many of these artists and
their friends last year. But he is certainly not the only one.
http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/alligator-records-40th-anniversary/Content?oid=3834565

The sad thing is that these IBC competitions have become showcases for
festival promoters who hire these bands, maybe as a way to save money
instead of scouting out and hiring real blues acts. Blues Foundation,
instead of putting so much energy into these competitions and fostering
the creation of new bands, needs to work on creating and educating new
blues FANS.


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