Mudcat Café message #988310 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61355   Message #988310
Posted By: GUEST
22-Jul-03 - 03:31 PM
Thread Name: Old time and Bluegrass-- Differences
Subject: RE: Old time and Bluegrass-- Differences
"White Only" is a myth, plain and simple. Much of the recorded work of Black musicians in the 1920's cannot be called Blues. Even Leadbelly and Lonnie Johnson loved Pop songs, Old-time, even children's songs. Historians are most likely the one separating the races, since Jimmie Rodgers sold many records to working class Blacks, and Louis Armstrong was popular with everyone.