Saturday, January 19, 2008

49: The Ghetto, part 1

A definition of "Ghetto" could be this one:
"A ghetto is a section of a city occupied by a minority group who live
there especially because of social, economic, or legal pressure.
The term "ghetto" is now commonly used
to refer to any poverty-stricken urban area."
Fact is it has always been a facet of life and it inspired countless
songs, today I post the first 10.
1. Boris Gardiner Happening Feat. Leslie Butler - Ghetto Funk (3:05)
2. Donny Hathaway - Little Ghetto Boy (4:33)
3. Dub Syndicate - Slummy Ghetto-live 91 (5:51)
4. Ike Turner - Ghetto Funk (2:30)
5. Johnny Mastro & Mama's Boys - Ghetto Woman (3:07)
6. Leroy Hutson - The Ghetto (4:26)
7. OutKast - Ghettomusick (3:56)
8. Phyllis Dillon - Woman Of The Ghetto (3:23)
9. Purple Image - Living In The Ghetto (6:38)
10. Sonny Stitt - The World Is A Ghetto (6:57)


Simon said...

A biography of Edward deVere, 17th Earl of Oxford (who the biographer thinks wrote the works of Shakespeare) claims that the word "ghetto" is Italian for "foundry", and gained its current meaning because the old Jewish quarter in Venice was the former location of a foundry (metalworks).

E-mile said...

Hi Simon, thanks for your comment.
I looked it up on a wikipage...
See here:
You're right bout the origine of the word. Fascinating stuff, isn't it?
regards and thank for visiting,

E-mile said...

please take these directions: