21765, RE: an interesting idea....|
Posted by k_orr, Fri Aug-25-00 09:05 AM
>Even though I don't have any
>real facts to back it
>up, I think that we
>(Blacks) abandoned Jazz but Whites
>'stole' Rock and Roll from
It is difficult to say, but here are some factors that I would think about.
- generational difference in taste of music. Perhaps our elders didn't want to get down to the jazz of their parents and embraced R&B.
- younger folks buy more records, and tend to control the radios in the household. Grown folks got more important things to think about.
- maybe it's a watering down effect mentioned earlier. I have seen plenty of cases where my local black folks won't show up, because a lot of white folks are going to be in the spot.
that's all I can think of