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GUEST,Ellen What is the difference... (43) RE: What is the difference... 13 Oct 11

B&W consisted of a group of men singing popular (but not pop) songs and a group of women who were been dancers, can't remember whether they sang or not. (It was a long time ago). It was totally middle of the road. Sometimes a male soloist would sing something romantic holding hand of and gazing into eyes of one of the women.

The men blacked up - presumably they regarding this as being in the tradition of minstrel shows in the past.

The oddity was that if you took what was being presented, it was about black men and white women, which I understand is something racists find exceptionally offensive. You certainly couldn't have shown the B&WMS in South Africa!

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