A heated discussion on 'Race, Gender & the Blues'

jinxblues@AOL.COM jinxblues@AOL.COM
Mon May 28 19:35:26 EDT 2012


Not wanting to take part in the c&w discussion more than to say that
there was never a general interest in country music within the black

This is absolutely not true.

Blues people growing up in the south in the 1930s and 1940s all listened to WLAC (Nashville) with its powerful signal.

B.B.King told me in great detail how he had listen to Gene Autry and Red Foley and Jimmy Rogers.

Mississippi John Hurt's "Let the Mermaids Flirt with me" is unmistakably Jimmy Rogers'"All Around the Water Tank" a/k/a "Waiting for a Train."



Dick Waterman
1601 Buchanan Avenue
Oxford, MS 38655


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