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

chuck 249 hhs249@GMAIL.COM
Mon May 28 20:03:50 EDT 2012

Harri's comment regarding that there wasn't an interest in country
music with the black community might not be on target. The history of
Chuck Berry's Maybelline, in Rock & Roll lineage is well known...what
is less known is the song's roots to country music. Read the notes
here on this Chuck Berry video (of the audio) of the original Chess


There are a large numeber of interviews of blues artists that I have
read over the years where they mention listening to, and liking, many
country artists growing up.
Hell, it was often all they could get on the radio.

chuck, in dallas

On May 28, 2012, at 18:40, "jinxblues@aol.com" <jinxblues@aol.com> wrote:

> 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
> community.
> ------------
> 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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