Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Blues and Politics: The Lee Atwater Story

Red Hot & Blue: Lee Atwater & Friends
Red Hot & Blue: Lee Atwater & Friends
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I am a student of the blues becasue the blues is life, I really believe this. The blues is history, if you want to understand American history, take a look at the blues. Take a look at the peopele who listen to the blues, who play the blues, and the themes of the music. And I believe that you will learn a lot about history and politics.

Consider Lee Atwater, a man who some say was a blues musician. He played with noted bluesmen like B.B. King

The new PBS Frontline edition titled boogie man: the Lee Atwater Story paints him as a guy like Robert Johnson, a man who sold his soul to the devil. And if it is to be believed I would say that he lived the blues too.

Bad Boy: The Life And Politics Of Lee Atwater
Bad Boy: The Life And Politics Of Lee Atwater



According to Frontline, this story is of;
The rise and fall of the charming, Machiavellian godfather of modern take-no-prisoners Rebublican political campaigns.

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