Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: The Blues, Fetishisation and John Shannon

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 19 Apr 2000

Kevin Burton Smith wrote:

> I beg to differ. Playing the race card is just silly, especially when
> it comes to art. Listen to some of the work of Bob Dylan or Woody
> Guthrie or Johnny Cash, none of whom are usually cited for their
> playing (or, God knows, their singing), and tell me that ain't the
> real folk blues. Hard and tough as hell, and they didn't just play
> it--they wrote it.

Okey, I admit I was wrong. Sorry everyone! And that ends my music discussion here. (Although I'd like to point out that if we aim to talk only about hardboiled *writing*, it could also include lyrics of the songs. Right?)


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