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Thread started 12/14/21 10:31am

mikemike13

Music Critic Greg Tate (RIP)

In 1982, my introduction to the music writing of future mentor and friend Greg Tate was a black magic moment that caused me to celebrate as his words literally changed my young life. Not that there weren’t a few Black music journalists/critics before him (LeRoi Jones, Phyl Garland) whose work I admired, but that morning I bought the Village Voice, opened to the record review section and read a piece on George Clinton (“Beyond the Zone of the Zero Funkativity”), that sent me soaring. It was a critique that was so eye-opening, funky fresh and inspiring, I felt like a kid who just watched a rocket blast towards the moon and decided he wanted to be an astronaut.

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Reply #1 posted 12/15/21 5:41am

JazzyJ

Rest peacefully Greg.
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Reply #2 posted 12/15/21 8:52am

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R.I.P. rose
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