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 Post subject: Pleased to Meet Korla Pandit...
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:14 am 
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I really was not planning on doing another cover song for a long while. Honest. But this popped into my head and I decided to muck it up and meld it with one of my favorite stories of overcoming the odds and beating the system, and by odds and system I mean racism in the early days of American television. I Will Dare, the Replacements song I've worked with here, is certainly appropriate. If you don't know the story of Korla Pandit, just Google him. The Wikipedia entry will give you a good primer, and I won't attempt to duplicate it here, but it is a great narrative about a young black musician from Missouri who quickly figured out how to game the "whites only" system in television. For me, getting acquainted with him began with the wrap party scene from Ed Wood. I wanted to know who the "Indian" organ player was. Boy was I in for a treat. I'd never heard of "The King of Exotica" before. Anyway, hope you like the tune.
And no, "I Will Dare" is not on Pleased to Meet Me, it's on Let It Be.

Pleased to Meet Korla Pandit


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 Post subject: Re: Pleased to Meet Korla Pandit...
PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:19 am 
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Thanks Joe! That was a wonderful Christmas Present!

I wish you health and happiness in the New Year.

Michael :arrow:

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