[Dixielandjazz] Re: Darktown Strutters Ball

Edgerton, Paul A paul.edgerton at eds.com
Tue Mar 15 12:44:31 PST 2005

I don't get it.  The only thing about this tune that has any reference to
race is the title.  The lyrics themselves are race-neutral.  Who is injured
by that an in what way?  Have we become such whim-worshippers that we must
'unpack' each word and expunge every implication of racism?

If so, kindly direct me to the way out.

-- Paul Edgerton

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