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Tue Jun 25, 2013, 05:32 PM

 

Nina Simone-Mississippi Goddam

A good response to today's Supreme Kourt decision destroying the VRA.



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Reply Nina Simone-Mississippi Goddam (Original post)
Ken Burch Jun 2013 OP
zeemike Jun 2013 #1
ret5hd Jun 2013 #2
AsahinaKimi Jun 2013 #3
villager Jun 2013 #4
carolinayellowdog Jun 2013 #5
carolinayellowdog Jun 2013 #6
carolinayellowdog Jun 2013 #9
Dawson Leery Jun 2013 #7
mojowork_n Jun 2013 #8

Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 05:39 PM

1. K&R

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 05:47 PM

2. thank you.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 05:48 PM

3. cool song

Like

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 05:58 PM

4. My dad used to play that in the 60's Sent a link to someone recently thinking it would evoke

 

...the 60's for her.

Without realizing that it would also evoke 21st century America.

Goddamn.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 06:36 PM

6. She had quite a remarkable life, and deserves to be remembered

not just for the musical legacy but for political engagement and the high price she paid for it-- withholding taxes as a political statement during the Vietnam war made her an exile for the last thirty years of her life

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Response to carolinayellowdog (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 04:06 PM

9. She has been remembered in her hometown

Tryon is a beautiful town, and I'm grateful that her family and friends could see a statue erected there in her honor. This story from 2010 indicates they were planning to restore her birthplace-- hope they succeeded.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 07:23 PM

7. k/r

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 11:30 PM

8. Another good one from back then...

Les McCann (piano) and Eddie Harris (sax) at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1969, "Compared to What."

"Possession is the motivation that is hangin' up the goddamned nation.
Looks like we always end up in a rut."


No matter how much you like (or don't really care for jazz), wait a couple of minutes, through the instrumental
intro, for the words:



Has anything really changed since then?

Trying to make it a real Compared to What?

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