2 thoughts on “Abandoned

  1. Great footage!! I haven’t yet learned to appreciate bebop but I am trying. I wonder how Parker and Gillespie felt after the white mc asked:

    “You boys have anything to say?”!!! You “boys”!!! Really??!! It makes be so sad!!

  2. Yes, I left it in, because I thought it was interesting historically. However, I’m not a hundred percent it was meant pejoratively–the white guy does call them “fellas” earlier and is pretty respectful towards them; it could be that “boys” was being used in a familiar way, like the “boys in the band.” But it certainly is a possibility that it was a condescending form of address.

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