[Dixielandjazz] Re: Darktown Strutters Ball

Robert S. Ringwald robert at ringwald.com
Mon Mar 14 16:19:49 PST 2005

Turk Murphy used to leave out the word "dark" & sing "Tomorrow night, at the
Strutter's ball."

--Bob Ringwald

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Fr M J (Mike) Logsdon" <mjl at ix.netcom.com>
To: "m - DJML" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2005 10:11 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Re: Darktown Strutters Ball

>>  We can't take into account every possible offense that might be taken to
>> every song, but it doesn't cost a penny NOT to play a song like
>> "Darktown" that's known to be offensive to some Black audiences.
> The answer has always been clear:  revise!  The song in question is in no
> way damaged by merely replacing "dark" with something else.  Now, "Shine"
> I could understand; but a song about a party?  Come on!,
> -- 
> Etc,
> Fr M J "Mike" Logsdon
> Special Assistant to the Presiding Archbishop
> North American Old Roman Catholic Church (Utrecht Succession)
> www.naorc.org
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