I look forward to reading your paper. Unfortunately I'll not be able to
attend your presentation in Pittsburg. However, I look forward to any
subsequent online presentation. What you're doing looks intriguing and I'm
pretty familiar with the genre.
*Benny Strickler with Bob Wills in Tulsa, 1941-42*
Perhaps I can share with you that when I once went hunting to purchase 78s
back in the 1970s, I answered the classified ad of an African American
woman selling some Milton Brown discs.
At first she was slightly baffled; how did I come to be interested in the
"old black music" of Milton Brown and his Brownies. As we completed the
transaction and I informed her what I knew of Milton Brown, it shook her
world. Artists she had perceived as black since she'd heard them in
childhood were white boys? Was I certain? Remarkable.