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Bothered Blue Once More: The Barrett Rude Jr. and the Subtle Distinctions Story

D. Ebdus, Motherless Records, 2003

"The singer’s role is deceptive; in identifying and exploring disintegration and other potentially destructive aspects of black American life he or she is performing an integrative function . . . the sense of identity is built not only into the performer-audience relationship . . . but into the very relationships between the sounds he or she makes–the musical techniques themselves."
–Christopher Small, Music of the Common Tongue

Total word count of piece: 5585


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