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Thread #84959   Message #1574402
Posted By: Bobert
02-Oct-05 - 09:22 PM
Thread Name: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
Subject: RE: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
Well, this past Saturday was the first time in six months that I've been able to make it up to Archie Edwards Barber Shop in NE Wsahington, DC, where more of the blues players are black than white...

But, hey, guy (okay, white) played "Maggie's Farm" and then I played "She Belongs to Me" an veryone seemed to diggin' the songs... Black, white, don't matter none... Everyone was playin'.... Sometimes foklks will walk out front if they don't like the songs but no one was walkin' out...

Now, I know that don't prove nuthin' an' maybe Dylan ain't been presented properly to the black community... If so, that's real sad 'cause Dylan plays a lotta blues...

As fir the other commentatries 'bout Dylan's influences and all... Hey, he is and was a friggin' folk singer... If we ain't caharged to look around at what's going down and report back in song, then who the heck is?????

Any criticism of Dylan because he was influenced by__________ (fill in the blank, is a lot of crap...

We are all influenced....

He did more than be influenced.... He reported what he saw... That's what make him a very, very special ( okay, maybe lucky) but special person...

MO....

Bobert