A Family Conversation: Bicentennial Blues

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“A Family Conversation” is a storytelling audio series that features weekly discussions between blogging cousins LadyG and Ron Brown on current events along with favorite posts from each other’s blog.


Updated: 7/3/2021

Contains adult language


In this post, the cousins are talking about:

  • Ron’s milestone birthday–chile, he fine as frog’s hair!
  • How Ron shut LadyG’s mouth
  • An “irksome” new friend who introduces Ron to some new thangs
  • The fact that slow talking Southerners are not dummies.
  • Whether or not Gil Scott-Heron was the first rapper
  • Ron presents Scott-Heron’s “The Bicentennial Blues” which points to the paradox of Independence Day.
  • The importance of research
  • Defining terms
  • Work songs as the musical ancestors to the blues and appreciating the fact that they gave birth to R&B/Soul music and damn near everything else thereafter!
  • America’s legacy of hypocrisy
  • Babies on buses; a horrible incident in South Carolina (March 2, 1970)where a group of 150-200 white men rocked and turned over school buses during integration.

Links:

THE BLUESOLOGIST: THE BICENTENNIAL BLUES By: Ron Brown

Evil that once drove angry whites to overturn school buses is stirred again


Join us next Friday, July 8th for a continuation of the conversation.

Lady G appreciates your comments ! 💋💋

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