Tuesday, August 28, 2012


I spent my school years in Mississippi - ten years.   The only good memories I have of that time is Mississippi Delta blues.  There were two worlds down there when I was growing up: the white world and the black world.   I wonder how much of that has changed?

There seemed to be a phoniness - a pretension in the white world - a strong belief in values that weren't real.

The black world was grounded - they were dealing with life under real terms.  They seemed more real - more true. 

As a white kid I couldn't cross the color line, but I think I envied them. 
the Ol'Buzzard


  1. Sure do like that Blues video. Would like to hear more about growing up in Mississippi 60 years ago.

  2. Delta Blues is my favorite of favorites! Like you, I grew up in the deep south and yer right about pretentious white folk livin' life like they were TOLD it was s'posed to be ....while black folk were livin' it like it was, however it came at them, and most of the time life came at them hard in South Carolina back in the 60's. Also like you, though I'm mostly caucasian, I felt a kinship with black folk. Today, on the outside I'm a white man .... but cut me half in two and inside? I'm a black bluesman .... Great post, O.B.!


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