[78-L] Non-racist songs for Caucasians

Michael Biel mbiel at mbiel.com
Wed Mar 3 18:14:24 PST 2010

Banjo Bud wrote:
> How about "That Big Blonde Mama Of Mine?"
> Bud

Sure, just as long as Al Jolson wasn't in blackface when he sang it!

Mike Biel  mbiel at mbiel.com 
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> From: "Michael Biel" <mbiel at mbiel.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 11:14 AM
> To: "78-L Mail List" <78-l at klickitat.78online.com>
> Subject: [78-L] Non-racist songs for Caucasians (was: KKK records)
>> From Julian Vein:
>>>>> Here are a couple of songs which make racial assumptions:
>>>>> "The Object Of My Affection" (Can change my complexion
>>>>> from white to rosy red).
>>>>> "Green Eyes"
>> From: "Geoffrey Wheeler" <dialjazz at verizon.net>
>>>> And then there’s Harry “The Hipster's’ tune “I Stay Brown
>>>> All Year’Round.
>> ”Banjo Bud wrote:
>>> "It Takes A Long, Tall, Brown Skin Gal To Make A Preacher
>>> Lay His Bible Down." Bud
>> I think that Julian was discussing records that assume the singer is
>> white as if --"Of course the singer is White!".  We know there are many
>> songs that discuss non-Caucasions, and some of them have been subjects
>> of discussion on this list like "(What Did I Do To Be So) Black and
>> Blue", "Shine", and a lot of oriental based songs.  They don't need to
>> be discussed again here.   I think his observation about White based
>> songs is fascinating -- I don't think we've discussed it before.  Care
>> to nominate others that are "normal" non-racist songs?
>> Mike Biel  mbiel at mbiel.com

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