Letter To Javina Ramsey Research Paper

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Dear Javina Ramsey, Daughter this is your father! Reverend Preach Ramsey, how dare you even think of mixing blues with gospel, over spiritual music. Let me remind of our family history. Your mother and I escaped slavery through the Underground Railroad. When we sang we did not have blues in our voices. We sang spirituals. You are young, it is only 1958, times are changing and you must not challenge what our community is saying, the ramifications can be detrimental to your career as a singer. I have spent hours teaching our spirituals, teaching you the meaning behind our music, moans, and rhythm. When you sing the spirituals, you are telling a message, you are telling a story. Your mother and I were able to escape and enjoy our life here

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