In 2012 , I found myself digging thru the my closet and saw in the
mix of my many random books, Iceberg Slims "Pimp" which I had stole from
the library in the mid 90's. One of my favorite books due to it being a
moment in Black history that is still somewhat taboo, I decided to read
it for the umpteenth time which took about 2 days to complete. As I was
reading I noticed all the songs Iceberg Slim name drops thruout the
book. These songs were the soundtracks of his pimping days of the late
30's, 40's and 50's. When I first read the book in the mid 90's I had no
access to a quick search like Youtube....But in 2012, with the click of
a mousepad I could now listen to the songs that would be the background
music to Iceberg Slims journey.
I wrote the above webmaster after reading "Pimp" over the weekend and discovering the above site:
I love your all-encompassing search for the reality of Iceberg Slim's
world. I am completely not of the pimp world, but I am a fan of Joan
Crawford --- and the impulse to re-create her world and music have been
exactly the same with me as a webmaster. You did a great, interesting job here.