"Even though there is gloom around us all the time we always have music to help. These people existed in a bad time for them but they made music. There is joy that we create for ourselves - through music. Look at guitarist Rosetta Tharpe who inspired so many of the rock and rollers, men and women. Miles Davis was apologetically himself. Josephine Baker and many other Black performers had to go to Paris and France for their careers to happen at all. Paris was an exile for talented Americans." H. K.