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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

LB Lenoir: Vietnam Blues

JB was a brave man. Not only did he tackle issues of race in his songs, but he also took on the Viet Nam War. The war was not popular in the African American community due to high percentage of deaths suffered among blacks then the rest of the population. African Americans made up 11% of the population when 15% of the deaths in Viet Nam were black.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One of the more SUPRESSED blues tunes of the time.