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Giving thanks...

Here in the U.S., this day is known as Thanksgiving. It is  really an ongoing propaganda campaign to whitewash the injustices done to the real Native Americans. That said, the idea of giving thanks is a splendid one all-year-round.

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  1. Have you ever checked out my interview with trumpet player Demas Dean on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k03-y55lUI ? My interview with him is actually about 1 1/2 hours. He was a close friend of mine up until his last day. I could never quite get over the fact that I was seated across from someone who had recorded with Bessie Smith." I also quote you on the first page of my book, "Hot from Harlem" (McFarland). "Try to picture the entertainment world without input from black performers. . ." etc. You might be interested in my birthday post on Demas: http://people-vs-drchilledair.blogspot.com/2005/10/happy-birthday-demas.html Happy holidays. Bill Reed