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Black Entertainment : White Artists Singing Rhythm and Blues

Discussion in 'Black Entertainment' started by MysteryDoors, Jul 6, 2008.

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    MysteryDoors

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    In the 1980s, blue-eyed soul hits were released by artists such as Hall & Oates ("Private Eyes"), Rick Astley ("Together Forever"), and Steve Winwood ("Roll With It"). Boy George, although not having the "black voice", was considered a blue-eyed soul artist because much of the music of Culture Club fit in the genre of R&B. Another 1980s British artist, Annie Lennox, of Eurythmics fame, was often cited as possessing "soul" and went on to record the female empowerment anthem "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves" with Aretha Franklin. In the late 1990s, music video channel VH1 proclaimed Lennox to be the greatest living female blue-eyed soul singer. Around the same time as Boy George and Annie Lennox's debuts, audiences were struck by the soulfulness of Teena Marie.

    Later artists who have been labelled blue-eyed soul include Amy Winehouse, Duffy, Jessica Simpson, Christina Aguilera, Jon B., Remy Shand, Joss Stone, American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, Joss Stone, James Morrison, Adele, Marc Broussard, Nikka Costa and Anastacia. Robin Thicke gained some notoriety after his single "Lost Without U" became the first by a white male artist to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart since George Michael's "One More Try".


    Robin Thicke - Lost Without U
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fzmswuXkRc


    Been Around The World - Lisa Stansfield
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7llyC_5cK24


    Annie Lennox Sweet Dream
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQHrspjw4aA


    What do you think about white artists singing rhythm & blues / hip-hop songs?
     
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    DARKSIDE MAGICK Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    HOW THEY PUT ANNIE LENNOX IN FRONT OF LADY T? I DONT HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH IT IF U GOT THE GOODS BRING IT BUT ANNIE OVER TEENA MARIE SMH!!!!!!!!!
     
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    MysteryDoors

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    George Michael & Aretha Franklin I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuU0cJ_iW8w


    Culture Club Boy George-Time (clock of the heart)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fyDWZrr1MQ


    Boy George Karma Chameleon
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSxAC-InzME
     
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    Jazzytude

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    Yup!

    Very much so! If they buy the music also they have the right to improve on and sing themselves and us a tune also. Some be getting down!

    Peace and Blessings
     
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    Bootzey

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    Every now and then a white person comes out with something we want to listen to. It happens. I remember I liked Madonna until I found out she was white. It didn't mean I would not listen to her. I just wouldn't spend my pennies on her albums.

    I don't have a problem with white folks visiting traditionally balck genre's, I have a problem with them taking up residence. Look what they did to jazz. Look how they tried to infiltrate blues (like they have something to feel blue about). And I will NEVER spend $$$$ on a hip hop or a gospel artist that is white.
     
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    Shadey

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    I'm still mad at them for stealing and killing rock lol. But I'll listen to some if they're really good.
     
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    once they are singing good stuff i'll listen. Robin Thicke's lost without you i particularly liked, the soul of it was obviously present. Amy Winehouse and Christina Auguilera have undoubtedly strong voices and i love their music, shame one's a cokehead (sigh) and the other isnt as popular as she could/should be, mostly by her own doings.

    I'll listen to them along with my Corrine Bailey Rae, and Whitney Houston (sigh). Badu and Lauryn Hill (sigh) Jill Scott and Macy Gray. I love music and once its good I'll listen.

    It's hard to find a genre the whites havent infiltrated anyways. Honestly With the exception of country music there is not a genre that they have created in recent memory.(maybe techno/trance) but they evolved from house and dance whcih i think were black.
     
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    I remember Madonna back in the day with one of her first hit song called "Holiday" and also I think Madonna stated or say something like during the time of her childhood that she wished she were black, because she felt that black people have more fun. Well, during Madonna early years as a recording artist may indicate that she has something black in her once upon a time.

    Oops! I meant that she has something in her like rhythm & blues!:kickball:

    Madonna-Holiday
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X7RyGBq2E8


    Madonna - Like A Prayer
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06uv-1xasjw
     
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    Jennifer Lopez feat. Ja Rule - I'm Real remix (live)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2Q0sBSthmI

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