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.

A Family Conversation: The Cousins Go All Around Robinhood’s Barn With Music From 1983 & Gramp Ruins Donuts FOR-EV-AH

“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.


Very strong adult language

Caution: This is a long one


In this post, the cousins are talking about:

  • Partying in a hole in the wall with NO floor in the back of Alabama
  • Costee J McNair– DJ extraordinaire
  • Shanghai and big cousins blocking 
  • LadyG causes a ruckus at the club
  • Vanity vs Mary Jane Girl
  • James Mtume is deep go Google him
  • Back to Mary Jane Girls
  • “Daddy, how you know that song?”
  • “Doo Doo Brown”
  • Uncle Charlie…and The GAP Band (Acronym for Greenwood, Archer and Pine streets in Tulsa, Oklahoma) aka “Black Wall Street”
  • Tell me if you still care….Ron “hangs out” with a friend
  • The Lord giveth us thine BASS!
  • Kashif and the Unsung curse
  • Sentence fragments in music
  • Heffa is the highest of compliments for a singer from Black people
  • Ron places “The Manhattans” in yearbook stone
  • Aretha tells you ALLLLLLLL something 
  • Atomic dog and them Q-Dogs
  • The Isley’s were the shit and Chris Jasper was that guy! An innovator! 
  • Ron’s voice, Ernie’s guitar and Chris Jasper’s classical training and composing make The Isley Brother’s sound
  • Otis Day and The Nights
  • Animal house was funny until it wasn’t–yeah, we see you
  • The New Edition movie was good as hell
  • In ‘83 nobody cared about your grief, counselors be damned!
  • Gramp takes Ron’nem on a trip and ruins donuts forever!
  • Tack doesn’t want any death on his food!
  • Music is memory
  • Music therapy–fine, but give me R&B
  • There’s a deep and important memory locked in the second verse of…
  • He liked-ded it!


My Jams 1983

Ron Brown courtesy of The Time Tunnel


Thanks for joining us on this trip.

Be here next Friday for an all new conversation with your favorite crazy ass Georgia cousins!


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Rambling Musical Commentary: Arguing In Public It’s Embarrassing

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Contains adult language and adult situations


LadyG remembers her jams from 1983!


Note: The titles of RMC posts are always based on a lyric from a song that was either popular at the time or was released in prior years and had an “evergreen quality.”



**FAIR USE**

Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, education and research.

Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. 


Links:

My Jams 1983

A Family Conversation with Lady G and Ron Brown

Ron Brown courtesy of The Time Tunnel