1996-12-12 - Re: Redlining

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From: Dale Thorn <dthorn@gte.net>
To: “Matthew J. Miszewski” <mjmiski@execpc.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1996-12-12 19:58:14 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 12 Dec 1996 11:58:14 -0800 (PST)

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From: Dale Thorn <dthorn@gte.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 1996 11:58:14 -0800 (PST)
To: "Matthew J. Miszewski" <mjmiski@execpc.com>
Subject: Re: Redlining
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Matthew J. Miszewski wrote:
> >(Those who don't believe me should get "Love Supreme" by John Coltrane
> >and listen to it carefully about 20 times.  There are layers and

I have a very intelligent friend who loves jazz and has several thousand
LP's; he says Coltrane did some really good stuff early on, then went
kinda crazy...  I bought some 'trane albums in the 1960's.  My impression
was that they were very intellectual, or very technical, but not highly
musical (my opinion, and I love music).


BTW, the person who claimed that Jazz was the more significant contribution
of African-Americans in America is very short-sighted.

Jazz is just one expression of a highly intelligent and complex group
of people.  You should hear some of the gorgeous songs of South Africa
as sung by Miriam Makeba, for instance.  Also, rock-n-roll emerged from
blues, R&B, etc., and is profoundly dominant in Western culture over all
other types of music, regardless of what you think of its quality.