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RE: LOVING NON NATIVE MUSICAL TRADITIONS: was 'gypsy caravan film'
Me too, but in early childhood, I recall
being fascinated with my dad's' early recordings of Ledbelly (Alabama blues
singer), the original french recording of Musique Concrete, and
the Folies Bergère ( from my Mom's collection).
In jr. high, I just couldn't relate to pop music
of the day , including the likes of "Yellow polka dot bikini" and pre-Elvis
crooners, but I did like the humor of songs like "Purple people
eater". The first albums that I ever purchased were when I was a kid
were the "Soviet Army Chorus" and "Turandot", rather than the folk
music which I also liked.
Years of therapy have not fully sorted out the impact
of this ;-)
I was post-incubation in the sixties, I'm sorry to say. And my family
listened to Herb Alpert, Booker T, Sergio Mendes, and Pete Fountain.
the other hand, it's all there I guess, in a kind of
remove-the-fiber-from-the-whole-grains sort of way: Latin, jazz, funk, and
traditional jazz. And it's insights like that that lead folks into