Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Blame it on the boogie-woogie

On the history of British reactionaries blaming black music for riots and disorder:

"It is deplorable. It is tribal. And it is from America. It follows rag-time, blues, dixie, jazz, hot cha-cha and the boogie-woogie, which surely originated in the jungle. We sometimes wonder whether this is the negro's revenge."