Monday, June 14, 2004

THE SECRET VOODOO HISTORY OF ROCK 'n' ROLL

O.K., folks this is required reading. It's filmmaker Michael Ventura's classic essay "Hear That Long Snake Moan," in which the author argues that blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll, TV evangelism, and a lot of our pop culture springs from the religion of voodoo.

The web host indicates the essay will be on his site only temporarily, so read it right away.

CLICK HERE

By the way, "Long Snake" appears in Ventura's compilation Shadow Dancing in the U.S.A. . Amazon.com says it's out of print, but there are used copies available for real cheap.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:26 AM

    Can you tell please who is this Jazz singer?

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  2. Not sure who you mean. The man in the picture is Screamin' Jay Hawkins.

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