Mudcat Café message #544419 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #38563   Message #544419
Posted By: Walking Eagle
07-Sep-01 - 09:48 AM
Thread Name: Ly/Chds Req. Stand by Me-Gospel
Subject: RE: Ly/Chds Req. Stand by Me-Gospel
I think that all this music cross over may dispel part of the myth that poor whites and poor southern blacks had nothing to do with each other. My fiddlin' grandpa (Cherokee) recalls playing with African Americans, poor white Georgians, and poor Italian and Irish immigrants in the same band! He also recalls running the Klan out of a WV county with the same group of men! The Klan was told to clear out of coal mining territory and not come back!