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Author Topic: Article on Gus Cannon's "Can You Blame The Colored Man"  (Read 1927 times)

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Offline Pan

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Article on Gus Cannon's "Can You Blame The Colored Man"
« on: December 17, 2013, 05:34:34 PM »
Hi all

I just came across Dom Flemons' article on Gus Cannon's "Can You Blame The Colored Man", and thought I'd share it.

http://www.oxfordamerican.org/articles/2013/dec/16/oa83-can-you-blame-gus-cannon/

Here are some of the songs mentioned in the article:



http://open.spotify.com/track/0fTwALWYeGU27mJRBuuV1g



"Can You Blame The Coloured Man?" starts at around 2:20.


The music starts at 1:44.




Cheers

Pan

« Last Edit: December 18, 2013, 04:10:55 PM by Pan »

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Re: Article on Gus Cannon's "Can You Blame The Colored Man"
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2013, 07:13:17 PM »
Thanks Pan, I enjoyed the article and learned a thing or two.

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Re: Article on Gus Cannon's "Can You Blame The Colored Man"
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2013, 02:30:12 PM »
fascinating stuff. thanks, Pan

Offline Pan

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Re: Article on Gus Cannon's "Can You Blame The Colored Man"
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2013, 04:10:22 PM »
You've got hand it to Mr. Flemons, that he does research his material well!   :)

Cheers

Pan

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Re: Article on Gus Cannon's "Can You Blame The Colored Man"
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2014, 02:24:33 PM »
Dom Flemons of the CCD has an interesting essay in the Oxford American this issue. It's on Gus Cannon, Booker T. Washington, and generally how black musicians subverted minstrel songs and tropes.

Thought it might be of interest.

http://www.oxfordamerican.org/articles/2013/dec/16/oa83-can-you-blame-gus-cannon/

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Re: Article on Gus Cannon's "Can You Blame The Colored Man"
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2014, 03:58:26 PM »
You probably missed the previous mention:

http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=9948.msg84082#msg84082

Thus, a merge is probably in order.

Offline Rivers

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Re: Article on Gus Cannon's "Can You Blame The Colored Man"
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2014, 04:04:14 PM »
moiged, as they say in Noo Joisey.

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Re: Article on Gus Cannon's "Can You Blame The Colored Man"
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2014, 05:25:05 PM »
D'oh! And there I thought I had looked.

 


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