S. Rattle Conductor, Berlin Phil
“Natchez has more millionaires than any American town in the early 19th century.”
Woods, Clyde. Development Arrested: The Blues and Plantation Power in the Mississippi Delta (Kindle Locations 58-60). Verso Books. Kindle Edition.
“The circulation of 1920s Black movement anthems offered a potent political counterpoint to the mass-produced “race records” of the time in that they publicly grappled with how the “race” of “race records” was (and should be) constituted. Through that, they liberated the collapsed Black identity of the marketplace by articulating associations and communities of both race (“ a different way of living”) and sound (“ a different way of hearing”).”
Redmond, Shana L.. Anthem: Social Movements and the Sound of Solidarity in the African Diaspora (pp. 7-8). NYU Press. Kindle Edition.
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“A great song can make the worst singer in the world a star. A bad song can’t be saved by the three best singers in the world. I learned that 50 years ago.” Quincy Jones