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Offline RobBob

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Brother Robert
« on: August 24, 2020, 06:27:37 PM »
I've been reading Brother Robert and gaining some insights to his life that make it much like other black musicians in the south in the 20's and 30's and beyond.  His interest in all kinds of music, his playing where ever he could get a gig, his family life all seem to be similar to other blues players and other musicians I've encountered on printed word and in real life. The villains in the book seems to be the white men feeding on the possibility of royalties, opportunity, treating the family as a resource to be exploited, much like the stories in the first half of the Mississippi John Hurt biography.  Am I missing something?  Was the hubris of La Vere and McCormick so cavalier?  Anyone? Is this the legacy of white America? Asking for a friend.
« Last Edit: August 26, 2020, 03:44:26 AM by RobBob »


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