White guys don’t get nearly enough credit for their contributions to Africa America. I’m mostly being serious.
And President Jimmy Carter, who had the good sense to designate June as Black Music Month. Probably because it’s a good month for a barbecue.
So to honor all of the contributions of our Caucasian brothers and sisters to the genre of “black music,” we’re starting off small like Carter G. Woodson.
A week today. A month tomorrow.
Because behind every good black man or woman, is a white man or woman who’s coming up with all the ideas, calling all the shots and making all the money.
1. “They Don’t Know” by Jon B (Blackink)
2. “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” by The Righteous Brothers (Shani-o)
3. “I’ll be Watching You” by The Police (Belleisa)
4. “Shake Your Rump” by Beastie Boys (Jamelle)
5. “Open Your Eyes” by Bobby Caldwell (slb)
6. “Today” by Tom Scott (G.D.)
7. “Holding Back The Years” by Simply Red (Blackink)
8. “Virtual Insanity” by Jamiroquai (Shani-o)
9. “Natural Woman” by Carole King (Belleisa)
10. “Informer” by Snow (Jamelle)
Who else should get a ticket onto the honorary Soul Train?
Submissions, criticism and/or effusive praise all should go in the usual place. Enjoy the weekend.