[JPL] Black vs White

Eric Jackson eric-jackson at comcast.net
Wed Nov 8 12:20:01 EST 2006


On Wednesday 08 November 2006 11:42, Bob Stockton wrote:

> Well, the question may have arisen from frustration of the "closed door,"
> or a particularly bad day,  but why ask Dr. Jazz? Why not ask someone at
> the label in question?

You may have answered your own question. The question really might have been 
asked out of frustration. With all due respect to Dr., in one sense he is 
representing the record company. Also, in the past I knew people who worked 
at many of the labels. I don't know as many people at the labels partially 
because the labels use indies for promotion. I wouldn't know who to call at 
some of the labels. Who would I call at Verve? Who would I call at Sony? Who 
would I call at Arabesque? For the most part my contact with these labels is 
through the person doing the promotion.

My guess is that since Dr. was bothered and concerned enough to mention this 
to us, he most likely will mention it to the record company. They will get 
the message.

Eric Jackson
8 pm - mid Mon - Thurs
WGBH Boston
89.7 FM
www.wgbh.org/jazz

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> Two cents:
>
> Eric,
>
> I think the concept of the question "needing" to be asked at all, is the
> issue. The question itself is frighteningly valid. Maybe I'm being a little
> too "in a perfect world", but that just seems the way it should be to me.
>
> Rick Calic
> www.jazzrockworld.com
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> On Tuesday 07 November 2006 16:27, Dr. Jazz wrote:
> > I received an email today from someone in our industry that really
> > pissed me off.
> >
> > The person asked if one of my client labels "...EVER record any
> > non-white artists?"
>
> That seems like a valid question to me if the label has been around for
> awhile and has recorded a number of different artists.
>
> > To say I was taken a back would be an understatement indeed!  I replied
> > that up to to the point of receiving the email in question, in the 27
>
> years
>
> > in this business, the question never entered my mind.  The reply I
>
> received
>
> > was:
> >
> > "...Yes, and unfortunately that's the historic position white folks have
> > taken...  "You" never see such disparities unless "we" point them out."
>
> Some years ago every one at WGBH was required to attend a two day
> sensitivity
> session. The sessions lasted for about a week and everyone was required to
> attend 2 days. The station even arranged subs for me so that I could
> attend.
>
> One of the things I remember from the sessions was the idea that the
> dominant
> culture often doesn't see the problems other groups are having. "What
> problem?" Men didn't see the problem with the treatment of women in this
> country until women started pointing out that they wanted to do more and
> they
> were able to do more than have babies and clean house. So in one sense, I
> think that remark agrees with what I learned in that sensitivity session.
>
>
> Eric Jackson
> 8 pm - mid Mon - Thurs
> WGBH Boston
> 89.7 FM
> www.wgbh.org/jazz
>
> > Your thoughts?
> >
> > -Dr.
> >
> >
> > Dr. Jazz
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