Mudcat Café message #3956674 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157325   Message #3956674
Posted By: GUEST,Joseph Scott
14-Oct-18 - 08:54 PM
Thread Name: Who started the Delta blues myth?
Subject: RE: Who started the Delta blues myth?
"[T]he blues was pop music — it simply wasn’t folk music. It was invented retroactively as black folk music...." -- Elijah Wald to the New York _Times_, 2004. Complete nonsense. Bringing up definitions and semantics isn't somehow going to make it not complete nonsense.