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Hi, all: Check out this album compilation called “The State I’m In”. It’s in stores now. Released 6/13/06.Some great music on this thing by the looks of it: Remy Zero - (“Motorcycle”) Frou Frou (the Top 25 Dance, Top 40 Adult Top 40 “Breathe In”)Commodores classic 1978 #1 pop smash “Three Times A Lady,The Sea and Cake (“Sound & Vision”)The All Seeing I (an electronica cover of Sonny & Cher’s ‘60s anthem “The Beat Goes On”), downtempo/drum ‘n’ bass duo Lamb (“Gabriel”)art-punkers the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (“Maps”)hip-hop fusionist DJ Shadow (“Six Days”) Paul Weller (“Wild Wood”), Lou Reed-led Velvet Underground (“Sunday Morning”), Beck pop favorite Serge Gainsbourg (“Requiem Pour Un Con”)folk-pop great Cat Stevens (“The Wind”). And it can already be ordered here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FILWQS/qid=1149031843/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/104-0934737-7315943?s=music&v=glance&n=5174

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Dear Mr. Smokey Robison,A friend of mines stated that he heard you on a program stating that Gumbowasa Cajun food.A few African Americans in Louisiana would like to correct you about theoriginof Gumbo.Gumbo was invented by black cooks in white slave owners’ kitchens. It istruethat Gumbo is made up of many different spices from French, German, Indian,andAfrican culinary additions, however, Gumbo was created out of necessity,with avariety of different foods. Scraps leftover were the only food a slavecouldget (chicken, okra, sausage, spices, etc.) and through their imaginationtheywere able to combine these ingredients into a pot of rue and water andcreateda meal call Gumbo.We ask that you reconsider marketing this food as a Cajun dish and refer toitas a Louisiana dish because it is made up of many different cultures butprimarily created by African Americans. We even extend our hospitality toyouto come to Lafayette Louisiana and sample our Gumbo.Sincerely,Richard Warren

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Dear Mr. Smokey Robison,A friend of mines stated that he heard you on a program stating that Gumbo was a Cajun food.A few African Americans in Louisiana would like to correct you about the origin of Gumbo.Gumbo was invented by black cooks in white slave owners’ kitchens. It is true that Gumbo is made up of many different spices from French, German, Indian, and African culinary additions, however, Gumbo was created out of necessity, with a variety of different foods. Scraps leftover were the only food a slave could get (chicken, okra, sausage, spices, etc.) and through their imagination they were able to combine these ingredients into a pot of rue and water and created a meal call Gumbo. We ask that you reconsider marketing this food as a Cajun dish and refer to it as a Louisiana dish because it is made up of many different cultures but primarily created by African Americans. We even extend our hospitality to you to come to Lafayette Louisiana and sample our Gumbo.Sincerely,Richard Warren

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