Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mississippi GODDAMN!

After projects and complications, I am finally here to post a blog and catch up with the work. Today, we talk about the analysis and main direction that the song "Mississippi Goddamn" is going to. The purpose that the song is giving is that its letting people know about all the crimes, hates, and discrimination's that are happening in the Southern States of the United States. During the 60's, the crime against Negros was a big problem which led to boycotts, marches, and protests against racism. "Mississippi Goddamn", along with other political songs that were written and performed during the early 50's and 60's were mostly talking about the untreatable and discrimination on Negros.

The song produces a superstition where it is mentions, "Black Cat crosses my path - I think every day's gonna be my last". It really didn't have to be the black cat to cause the curse but it is placed as a way to describe the white people ending a Negros day by brutalizing them or leading to death. It also causes a sad mood on the way most of the Negros (here relating to Nina Simone) lose their faith in God as Nina says "I've even stopped believing in prayer" as the fact that the Negro community aren't accepted anywhere which leads to a statement that God has left them. The song audience is mostly the Negros because it really concentrates on them and the song is mostly to be heard during this time period.