Sure, it's understandable that bluesmen gig where they can pocket some decent bank. But the fact is that the overwhelming majority of black people under 60 just don't like the blues. ....or jazz, for that matter. Undoubtedly many of them associate the music with a time in American history that they considered the majority of blacks to be "Uncle Toms."
posted on 09/16/2005 10:17:13 PM PDT
by Mr. Mojo
To: Mr. Mojo
I would say that the majority of the audience at the Chicago Blues and Jazz Festivals are blacks 30 and up. With younger it is a generational thing similiar to young whites not liking Sinatra or Big Bands. Tastes change.
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