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GUEST,Don Meixner Opinions: Old Black Joe (49) RE: Opinions: Old Black Joe 04 Mar 17

I don't know where the edge of this debate lies. I have done The Year of Jubilo for years. Since Howie Burden did it on his fine Folk Legacy recording, Cider in the Kitchen. Is told by one person the the melody alone was racist. I was reminded that Rev. Billy James Hargis identified Windy And Warm as a communist inspired song. As I recall the only change made in Jubilo was Darkies was changed to Workers.
Years ago when I was more involved with Mudcat we had similar discussions over any of the songs that mentioned Gypsies. I believe that in performance we have to be more careful of context and his we introduce our songs.

Don Meixner

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