Denise LaSalle Quotes
I've worked real hard to bring that about. It's been about 20 years in the makin'. Me and Z. Z. Hill started an organization to preserve soul blues, the National Association for the Preservation of the Blues(NAPOB). We did some letter writing to DJ's, radio stations, award shows, things like that. After Z.Z. passed away, I had to do it on my own, but I see it finally worked.
I'd change the way music is labeled. Take for instance my music. They say I'm not blues. But I'm soul blues which in the old days they called R&B. Now, these days, R&B means something else...something we'd call pop music. Even the Grammy awards....they lump too many artists together in one category such as R&B artists with rap artists. But they do the same with blues and soul-blues, R&B and traditional blues. If everyone is in the same category and only one person can win...that really limits possibilities for everyone. Especially when, for some of the awards shows, like the Handys, the same people win year after year.
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