Bobby Womack: Live at the Dallas Arcadia
Cynthia Rose, NME, 21 September 1985
"BLACK MUSIC is being broken down. It's no longer black music. This is not a discussion or argument...what I'm saying is that it's a reaffirmation of prejudice to me. Our vibe is being lost...What you have now is white guys standing up imitating black guys and black guys sitting back and looking at an imitation of us saying 'ohhhh' with awe in their faces...when somebody is good they don't have to do that."
– Wynton Marsalis
Total word count of piece: 574
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