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“What it means to me to be inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame is that hard work and dedication has paid off. All the years I put into the music, and places I’ve been, goes right into this honor.” – Dwayne Dopsie
Geer’s dad was something of a “swashbuckler,” according to the songwriter. An Alabama idealist with mystic leanings, he marched with Martin Luther King Jr in the early ‘60s, and eventually made his way out to San Francisco embracing the emerging hippie consciousness, joining a commune in Oregon before eventually going on to study acupuncture and traditional medicine in China.
The African American Folklorist is a quarterly newspaper that contains articles about traditions, traditional beliefs, the cultural context, geographical locations, music, and vernaculars of African Americans and the role each element plays in the lives of the people past and present.
On side A, the singer’s sweetheart is spreading Christmas cheer with everyone in town while the flip side’s “Look Ma, I’m Drunk (And Crying)” weeps the touching holiday lyric, “If Jesus was here he’d buy me a beer.” O Holy Night this isn’t.