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Friday 1 December 2023

Cultural Appropriations - The Saxophone - Played by minorities, invented by a Honky!


That's right, take a look at the honky above, this cracker is the whitey who invented the saxophone, that WELL known African American jazz instrument!  

Hello, please tell me y'all knew that!  Please do tell. . .

We say this, because as of right now, Nigel Farage, his greatness, is actually stuck in the jungle in Australia, taking part in ITV's, I'm a Celebrity, Get me Out of Here

And has been in debates the last week about "cultural appropriation", that seems to be, if a white man invents ANYTHING, the entire world is allowed to use it! - I have NO problem whatsoever with that.

BUT, if it is the other way around, then whitey is NOT allowed to use it.

As part Hispanic, if you wish to do anything "Hispanic", go right ahead!  It then proves, that "us people" are valued and have "made it"!

And that brings us back to Exhibit A, Sax's instrument, that I've never really cared for, with the exception of two songs:

1) Moving in Stereo, The Cars, 1978 - The ending is sensational, with a sax lead, played by Greg Hawks.

2) Maneater, Hall and Oates, 1982 - Both the intro and rest of the song, is one of the ONLY times I've felt the Sax was used properly.

And that returns us back to the Saxophone.

It appears, to have never really taken off in classical music, perhaps the first and best known piece when the sax was actually used, was Rossini's "Robert Bruce"; what a coincidence, as I presently reside in Scotland and am classified as a "new Scot"!

Later, after it was not gaining too much favour in the classical music world, Wikipedia states:

While the saxophone remained marginal and regarded mainly as a novelty instrument in the classical music world, many new musical niches were established for it during the early decades of the twentieth century.

Its early use in vaudeville and ragtime bands around the turn of the century laid the groundwork for its use in dance orchestras and eventually jazz.

So this beggars the question, why are these Jazzmen still allowed to use it?


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