Oh I’ll have a lot to say…but first: “…going into 1960, the genre was being commercially segregated, on the sly, intowhite (British Invasion) and black (soul) music by the (WASPy) establishment.
Needless to say, I was floored. Why wasn’t this common knowledge?”
Well, I’d posit that, while you could make a case for this, it’s not like America really accepted this as “common knowledge”. The racial cat was out of the bag, and no amount of planning by the evil segregationist overlords could return it. Otherwise, how do you explain the YOOOOGE sales of Mowtown to white people? Blame the charm schools and fancy dancing?
I look forward to delving into the article, and having more complete reactions. Great, thoughtful stuff, so far.
Oh, and check out Car Seat Headrest. Start with the Bandcamp stuff if you wanna feel good about Capitol (har) R RAWK!