|Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 - 05:30 pm: |
Boy, didn't this thread turn interesting all of a sudden. Let me get to it:
Cynique: Answer me this, how do you know that "Stagolee" is a distortion of the name Stagger Lee? *eyebrow raised* With all of the slurring and dropping of letters that is famous for most southern dialect, how do you know that the sound in the first name is a "g" or a "k"? *eyebrow still raised* Get back with me after you think on it for a minute. Hell, take two I'm feeling generous. Since you're just throwing things out there in your posts despite whether its relevant to the subjects at hand, mind if I give it a try? Thanks! You are just too good to ME. I'm listening to Dinah Washington right now. "I'd rather be an old man's darlin'. Ain't going to be a young man's slave. I'm going to treat him like a little baby, and ease him into an early grave". *LOL*
Carey: I knew you would know what I was talking about with the names. *smile* My stepgrandmother's name is pronounced "short A sound-va-leen" but her name is spelled Evelyn. And if you didn't want to get told off, you had better call her a-va-leen too.
On the DuBois thing: OK, I'm willing to concede the DuBois and Washington tip. But answer me this, didn't Washington fulfill all of the requirements of DuBois's talented theory? You know, Washington sacrificed, lead folks, contributed, was light-skinned. Sounds like the perfect fit, right? *eyebrow still raised from earlier with Cynique* But, correct me if I'm wrong, the theory was still based on skin color? The lighter hue was going to achieve and bring the poor dark skin folks along because only the lighter skin folks could accomplish the things necessary and they would be a lot easier on the eyes of white folk.
Chris: The Whoopi Goldberg statement was straight speculation, because as you know, Steven Spielberg directed The Color Purple. I brought it up because as I notice something when I was watching the movie Brown Sugar. Again, tell me if I'm wrong and name the picture where I'm wrong, but, have you noticed that the lead female roles in our current crop of black movies all pass the brown paper bag skin test? *eyebrow raised*
Now, I always use to wonder, as did other folks, how did Motown overlook Aretha, when both was in Detroit at the same time. Gordy wanted to sign Aretha's sister Erma, but not Aretha. Recall, Gordy has never answered. In Mary Wilson's book My Life As a Dreamgirl, she answered it and wrote that Gordy didn't want Aretha because she sounded too black and he was wanting records that crossed over to the white audience. Now, he has since denied it, but there is definitely something to it, as far as I'm concern which explains Diana Ross's career.