Inkwell: Authors and Artists
Scott MacFarlane (s-macfarlane) Tue 27 Nov 07 13:17
Good luck this evening and, tomorrow, let us know how Jimi's b'day bash goes.
Lisa Harris (lrph) Wed 28 Nov 07 10:43
I hope the Birthday Bash was a huge success. And the little birdy on the calendar also tells us that a new interview on the Inkwell is beginning today. Thank you, Steven and Scott and all of you who participated in this lively discussion. This topic will remain open for continued discussion, if you'd like.
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Wed 28 Nov 07 11:07
I'll add my thanks, too. It's been great to have you here! I hope you'll be able to stick around long enough to tell us about last night's party, Steve!
What another day this takes: (oilers1972) Sun 2 Dec 07 11:30
re #59: About Motown crossing over, yes they did, but they came from a different perspective from Hendrix, Love, Sly, et al. Hendrix and the other aforementioned artists and groups were seen as part of the '60s counterculture (though the degree to which each group/artist considered themselves part of the counterculture differed) for better or for worse, whereas Motown was trying to appeal to a slightly older, more culturally conservative audience as well as to the teens. Because of this, those of you who were around at that time may recall that the counterculture (and the more Black Nationalistic types as well) had a lot of disdain for Motown, preferring the supposedly more authentically soulful (or more authentically "black" in their view) artists on the Stax label, or for the Chitlin' Circuit veterans. Hendrix of course was wildly popular with the counterculture; African-American fans who liked him generally did not admit it, at least not until after Hendrix died. And even then it was only a small group of aficionados, like George Clinton and Miles Davis. And by the way, I myself am an African-American man who discovered Hendrix when I was a 6th grader back in 1978. After my fourth or fifth listen to my mother's copy of _Band Of Gypsys_, I knew I was never listening to disco again. And for my discovery of the music of Jimi Hendrix, I will forever be grateful.
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