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Mike C. mike at michaelcryer.com
Fri Mar 18 00:16:49 PST 2005

  No one said you couldn't feel black & blue. You must also consider the 
times and the conditions that were taking place for a particular group 
of people when the song was written. It was written by a black man who 
was describing the conditions of racism and not being an equal person. 
Nothing "racist" at all about it.

>I like to play and vocalize on "Black and Blue" and I once had someone, I forget who, tell me that " no white man should sing that song." I disagree---- I can feel "black and blue" just the same as any other person can. It seems to me that it is more "racist" to assume that only Blacks are "Black and Blue." Isn't it the human condition?

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