Contrary to Hollywood, black slaves were America’s cowboys. The word cowboy, originally had nothing to do w-roping cattle & hell-raising in the high plains. The word 'cowboy' grew out of social customs that did not allow black males to be addressed as
Wilson Pickett backed by Jimi Hendrix, NYC, May This was at an Atlantic Records party, with Cornell Dupree behind Wilson. By the end of the year Jimi was in London getting Experienced. Photography by the brilliant William ‘PoPsie’ Randolph.