Remember When Yt People Started Dipping Their Toes in Soul Music? (feat. Ashley C. Ford)


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Face Crack! I Thought You Were Black!

This week, Josh and Tracy revisit musical white folks who somehow scored an invitation to the cookout. Elvis, Bobby Caldwell, Teena Marie, Kenny Loggins, Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse, and Justin Timberlake have all made careers in music steeped in the sounds of blackness. Is there a proper way for a white artist to exist in a genre that Black artists originated, perfected, and sometimes weren’t allowed to escape? Is it problematic to call this trend “blue-eyed soul”? Writer, host, and podcaster Ashley C. Ford joins us to tackle these questions, explore blue-eyed soul's cousin: yacht rock, and share a Michael McDonald impression that will make you laugh loud enough for your neighbor to hear.

Additional Material By: VLADTV, Warner Bros., Loud Speakers Network, Urban One, TK Records/Clouds, Arista Records, Yab Yum/550 Music, John Van Druten, RCA, BMG, Stone Dwarf, Apple, Philles Records, Don Cornelius Productions, Motown Records, Columbia Records, Sony Music, Capitol Records, Death Row Records/Interscope Records, A&M Records, First Priority Music/Atlantic Records, Kedar Records / Universal Records, Roc-A-Fella / Def Jam, South Coast Music Group / Interscope Records, and K. Michelle.

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