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Street Spirit News Covers Justice Blues

Otis Taylor

Otis Taylor is a uniquely talented artist who sings the blues about homelessness

Otis Taylor is a uniquely talented artist who sings the blues about homelessness, hunger, slavery, lynchings, Native Americans, civil rights — and love. 

Music and art are integral to social change movements. In this issue we feature  social justice music,  writing and performance.

Cold Ground Was My Bed: The Blues and Social Justice

by Terry Messman

A powerful torrent of “justice blues,” as deep and wide as the Mississippi itself, flows in an unbroken stream from the Depression-era blues of Bessie Smith and Skip James all the way to the 21st century blues of Otis Taylor and Robert Cray.

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