A Cultural History Of Groove
from 1955 into the '80s
Saturday, April 09, 2011
Reality Sucks: Press Item of the Day
In JET from September 7, 1961, we find a little notice that somehow very well illustrates the state of The States in the early 1960s. Seen from today's perspective, but probably in its own day as well, the news item appears completely bizarre ... it reports why the black musicians of the AFM in Cincinnati had to face charges of ... racial discrimination, of all things!
I am interested in the music, not in the relative rarity of discs. I also listen with great pleasure to Aretha Franklin, because she has the voice of the century. Music is no Faith and therefore has no heretics.
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