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Don’t cry for me, I have the Blues: Urban Myths about Blues

When I talk about my passion for blues music , I often get a knee-jerk reaction from people, who feel sorry or have pity for me. 758 more words


The Scottsboro Boys revisited

My Sunday Times feature [£] on how  the Kander & Ebb musical draws on the tortured history of minstrelsy:

As a young man, Kander had directed blackface shows at a summer camp in Wisconsin.

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