[Ads-l] Off topic: _Soul Brothers_ redux

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Wed Mar 30 00:09:40 UTC 2016


"soul music = music to soothe the savage breast", really?  the implicit racism running through these threads is really off-putting.  makes me wonder how many of you are trying to make america great again. 

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> On Mar 29, 2016, at 4:46 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> The album, _Soul Brothers_, c1958, has been re-released in high definition:
> 192 kHz @ 24 bit.
> 
> The modest degree of relevance is that Jon and I concur that the title of
> this album is the earliest instance of the expression, _soul + [NP]_ with
> *specific* reference to something relevant or peculiar to Black America -
> as opposed to "soul brother" = blood brother, dear friend; "soul music" =
> church music, music to soothe the savage breast - to appear in print that
> either of us is aware of. Indeed, AFAIK, this album-title is the source of
> it.
> 
> _Soul sister_ goes back only to 1960 in Google Books:
> -- 
> -Wilson
> -----
> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
> 
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