History When Black Is Not All That
posted by April 1 at 11:39 AMon
We only hear about white people taking black music and ruining it. But that is not always the case. Sometimes a white singer takes a black song and makes it better. I give you the greatest example:
The original version of “I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On” by a sister, Cherrelle.
And the appropriation by a white man, Robert Palmer:
Palmer killed that tune. No diggity. It’s his forever.