[JPL] Informative responses to Between Races, amazing!
eric-jackson at comcast.net
Thu Nov 18 13:12:30 EST 2010
On 11/17/2010 06:48 PM, Arturo Gomez wrote:
> As it is often stated, "be careful what you ask for". Thanks to all who gave background on Chuck Mangione's composition "Between Races"
> Like Clark Terry's "Serenade to a Bus Seat" and many others, the title could be interpreted more than one way.
> Arturo Gómez
Speaking of interpretations, let me tell you about something that
happened in the class I teach at Northeastern. I teach a class called
the African American Experience Through Music.
After 1920 when Mamie Smith had a hit with Crazy Blues, many of the
record companies started what was called their race records division. It
was music that was being marketed to the African American community. In
1949 Billboard stopped using Race Music as a label for one of their
charts. They started using the term R&B instead.
On a quiz, I asked what were race records. One student answered that
they were music that was played very fast so that other people wouldn't
be able to copy what was being played! Now that was a different
interpretation of the word race!
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