James Brown Messing with the Blues Articles

James Brown Messing with the Blues

   

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Brown believed in black capitalism. Brown embraced Nixon. In later years

he would recognize that “money won’t save you” and cozying up

to Tricky Dick was not the … Read the rest

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High Wind Blues Articles

High Wind Blues

   

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The sweet-love heat of summer / rushes south as dark clouds

beneath gray November skies / Some memories we must let go

 

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High Wind Blues

By Rudolph Lewis

 

I woke this morning

wind moaning at the window

my mind ragged as a cedar

 

Dream as much as I … Read the rest

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Livin’ The Blues Contents Articles

Livin’ The Blues Contents

   

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Before his death in 1987, Davis proceeded, undaunted by the challenges,

to bring his life story before the reading audience. For him, Livin’ The Blues

would serve not just as a memorial constructed to provide additional

tangible evidence that he had lived in this world.

 

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Florence Mills Harlem Jazz Queen Articles

Florence Mills Harlem Jazz Queen

   

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Florence Mills: Harlem Jazz Queen, by Bill Egan. It’s an exhaustively thorough

biography of a woman who was arguably the first international

African American female star of the entertainment world.

 

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Florence Mills: Harlem Jazz Queen

 

By Bill Egan

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Bill Egan collects data carefully and is excellent … Read the rest

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First Day Blues Articles

First Day Blues

   

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 Meet Julius Carmichael: First Day Blues . It is about an eleven year old

African-American boy who is returning to school from the summer vacation

and his vicissitudes meeting a new classmate and becoming friends

 

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Meet Julius Carmichael: First Day Blues 

By Jonathan Carroll

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Ewu Nwadiana And All That Jazz Articles

Ewu Nwadiana And All That Jazz

   

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traditionally the average Igbo man has always maintained

a close relationship with his mother’s people, as a back-up should

the need arise to flee one’s own village like Okonkwo did

 

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Ewu Nwadiana And All That Jazz

By Uche Nworah

 

I didn’t make it to the village this past … Read the rest

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Jazz Musicians Articles

Jazz Musicians

   

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I don’t laugh so loud

/

it’s the ghosts

 /

dancing inside me- / and the men

 

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The Jazz Musicians

               (for Arthur Doyle)

 By Ekere Tallie

Who let the men

become ancient?

Their hands cracked

   sad as aimed guns

question mark spines

testify the constant lack

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