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Thread started 07/18/07 12:00pm

QuakeXLE

What 'White' artists do you give a "black pass" to?

I was reading thru another thread and some one sarcastically asked this question to another poster who had suggested that white singers can't do 'naturally' sounding soulful music. His claim was that the only one he could name was Teena Marie.

I dis-agree with that assumption and wondered what other 'white' artist do peeps here think can sound just as soulful as any black artist and maybe even better than most.

A fav of mine is Nikka Costa.

IMO opinion she is about as funky and souful as a singer can be. There is nothing forced or studio driven in her delivery... just pure soul and funk!
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Reply #1 posted 07/18/07 12:21pm

Cinnie

fresh outta black passes here

*turns pant-pocket inside out
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Reply #2 posted 07/18/07 12:27pm

midnightmover

Michael McDonald. Just check out his duet with Patti Labelle, "On My Own". It's him that I'm listening to on that song, not her. I was shocked when I found out he was white. Dusty Springfield's another one. That's about it as far as I know.
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Reply #3 posted 07/18/07 12:28pm

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can this be a sticky so it doesn't have to come up every two months?
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Reply #4 posted 07/18/07 12:36pm

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Average White Band.
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Reply #5 posted 07/18/07 12:42pm

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Robin Thicke, most definitely! He is such a talented songwriter and has written songs for countless artists for years. He is also a fine singer who has a dead-on flasetto, but needs to work on his live performances a little. His newest album, The Evolution of Robin Thicke is a damn good album too and has been on the charts for many weeks and months. His debut record was impressive too!
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Reply #6 posted 07/18/07 12:45pm

Empress

ehuffnsd said:

can this be a sticky so it doesn't have to come up every two months?


Maybe we could just lock it instead.

Totally unnecessary question. rolleyes
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Reply #7 posted 07/18/07 1:35pm

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Teena Marie
Daryl Hall
George Michael
Bono (Not because of his music, but because of his heart).
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Reply #8 posted 07/18/07 1:41pm

ThePunisher

Michael Jackson!! lol lol lol lol
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Reply #9 posted 07/18/07 1:42pm

QuakeXLE

Empress said:

ehuffnsd said:

can this be a sticky so it doesn't have to come up every two months?


Maybe we could just lock it instead.

Totally unnecessary question. rolleyes

Well sorry for being in the hospital for awhile and missing the last time this was asked... ohh welll rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes
Be darned for stating a new thread to a question I or others may not have been around for or for any one who wishes to actually say something themselves instead of just reading what others already said and 'necro-posting' to an old thread!

If you didn't want to answer... if you didnt want to say anything constructive to the thread... then why even bother to open it in the first place? Did any one make you click on it to open and type a pointless response..?

GEEZ will peeps around here lighten up!!! This is a discussion board..people. If we never posted new threads because the subject has been talked about already... then there would be no... discussion board. If you don't like a question or think its been asked too much... save yourself the time and energy and simply ignore it! Go drop your pointless .02 in a fresh thread.

This is why I come around here less and less.
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Reply #10 posted 07/18/07 2:06pm

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Christina Aguilera
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Reply #11 posted 07/18/07 2:19pm

FuNkeNsteiN

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daPrettyman said:

Teena Marie
Daryl Hall
George Michael
Bono (Not because of his music, but because of his heart).

confuse
It is not known why FuNkeNsteiN capitalizes his name as he does, though some speculate sunlight deficiency caused by the most pimpified white guy afro in Nordic history.

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Reply #12 posted 07/18/07 2:22pm

MikeMatronik

music should be colourless imo
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Reply #13 posted 07/18/07 2:24pm

Timmy84

MikeMatronik said:

music should be colourless imo


Co-sign. nod
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Reply #14 posted 07/18/07 2:39pm

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Co-sign with the above co-sign too.
[Edited 7/18/07 14:41pm]
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Reply #15 posted 07/18/07 2:40pm

PurpleCharm

MikeMatronik said:

music should be colourless imo

It should be, but unfortunately it's not.

This topic has been discussed to death. confused
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Reply #16 posted 07/18/07 2:42pm

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QuakeXLE said:

I was reading thru another thread and some one sarcastically asked this question to another poster who had suggested that white singers can't do 'naturally' sounding soulful music. His claim was that the only one he could name was Teena Marie.

I dis-agree with that assumption and wondered what other 'white' artist do peeps here think can sound just as soulful as any black artist and maybe even better than most.

A fav of mine is Nikka Costa.

IMO opinion she is about as funky and souful as a singer can be. There is nothing forced or studio driven in her delivery... just pure soul and funk!


Lou Reed's got soul.
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Reply #17 posted 07/18/07 2:43pm

uPtoWnNY

PurpleCharm said:

MikeMatronik said:

music should be colourless imo

It should be, but unfortunately it's not.


Neither is the world.
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Reply #18 posted 07/18/07 3:05pm

RipHer2Shreds

QuakeXLE said:

Empress said:



Maybe we could just lock it instead.

Totally unnecessary question. rolleyes

Well sorry for being in the hospital for awhile and missing the last time this was asked... ohh welll rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes
Be darned for stating a new thread to a question I or others may not have been around for or for any one who wishes to actually say something themselves instead of just reading what others already said and 'necro-posting' to an old thread!

If you didn't want to answer... if you didnt want to say anything constructive to the thread... then why even bother to open it in the first place? Did any one make you click on it to open and type a pointless response..?

GEEZ will peeps around here lighten up!!! This is a discussion board..people. If we never posted new threads because the subject has been talked about already... then there would be no... discussion board. If you don't like a question or think its been asked too much... save yourself the time and energy and simply ignore it! Go drop your pointless .02 in a fresh thread.

This is why I come around here less and less.

I don't think any disrespect was intended toward you, so don't feel the need to go on the defensive. Ehuff's assertion that it comes up every two months, I think, is actually a conservative estimate. A good number of otherwise well-intended threads in this forum devolve into pointless back-and-forths (I say pointless, as they rarely lead to any understanding one way or the other) that could just as easily be handled privately between members in Org notes. I won't even call them discussions or debates, because they tend to involve any number of parties who refuse to back down from their opinions and it doesn't lead to anything productive.

So, while your question was likely harmless, it obviously opens up a can or worms for some folks. Yes, it's just as easy not to click on the thread and save yourself a headache, but some find it hard to bite their tongues. lol
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Reply #19 posted 07/18/07 3:28pm

TonyVanDam

Michael McDonald
Teena Marie
Lisa Stansfield
George Michael
Daryl Hall
Christina
Boy George
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Reply #20 posted 07/18/07 3:29pm

TonyVanDam

ehuffnsd said:

can this be a sticky so it doesn't have to come up every two months?


Good Idea! nod
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Reply #21 posted 07/18/07 3:29pm

TonyVanDam

FuNkeNsteiN said:

Average White Band.



thumbs up!
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Reply #22 posted 07/18/07 3:30pm

QuakeXLE

MikeMatronik said:

music should be colourless imo

I agree as well. My original post was in support of this notion. The poster in the other thread had negative things to say about artist such as Joss Stone or Robin Thicke... and questioned there 'soulfulness'. I was too late to jump in and offer my opinion in the thread I had read which I mentioned in my first post.


PurpleCharm said

This topic has been discussed to death

As I mentioned in another post... to others... then why did you bother to post anything at all? Why...? I haven't discussed this myself.... so why should it matter to you on a diswcussion forum what I choose to post to discuss? If some one wishes to discuss some subjects... even if for the 100th time.. then so be it.. 101. Just ignore the thread and move on.

LIFE people... get one!

And so far so good and thank you for those actualy posting revelant answers.

RipHer2Shreds said

...some find it hard to bite their tongues.

very.. very... true. Not meaning to jump on the defense... I just hate when I come around here that it seams to be some peoples mission to just ... have nothing positive to say. It makes you avoid posting often just in order to avoid the pointless arguments.

Debates relevant to a subject are fine.... but snide little comments which don't relate to anything... is more annoying than any redundant thread.

heck... I saw a post in another thread... got curious at the moment as to what the current posters thought... so I start the thread.
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Reply #23 posted 07/18/07 3:32pm

TonyVanDam

Empress said:

ehuffnsd said:

can this be a sticky so it doesn't have to come up every two months?


Maybe we could just lock it instead.

Totally unnecessary question. rolleyes


Speak for yourself. neutral I LOVE this thread!!! biggrin
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Reply #24 posted 07/18/07 3:34pm

TonyVanDam

Hey QuakeXLE, just wait until theAudience gets a fair chance to answer your question. This man can go way back to the old-school on a good number of white artists with soul. wink
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Reply #25 posted 07/18/07 3:46pm

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i dont understand threads like these confused
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Reply #26 posted 07/18/07 4:10pm

PurpleCharm

Why assume someone is without a life based on a fact being pointed out?
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Reply #27 posted 07/18/07 4:51pm

QuakeXLE

I'm sorry.

Forgive me.

I didn't know that there was some rule against posting questions for which you were not around to ask or answer in the past. I didn't realize just how many irritable people i would irritate by doing so.

PurpleCharm said

Why assume someone is without a life based on a fact being pointed out?

Ummm.. the FACT that you even bothered to open and post to a thread TWICE concerning a topic which you felt had been discussed to death beckons of someone with nothing more constructive to do... ie no LIFE.


Ohhh why bother

If a mod is watching..... please lock this thread at the request of the originator... So I can let these people go back to trolling the forums and looking for more redundant threads to post too.
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Reply #28 posted 07/18/07 5:54pm

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lol wow..i can't believe he posted on here. and some of you know who i'm talking about.

i don't give a shit who needs a black pass or white pass or who can play a didgeridoo like a mother, but there have just been as many threads about blue eyed soul shrug nobody cried about that. and i don't see the problem when the very artist that this site is supposedly representative of has sung and commented about the very topic. and some people are so quick to discredit r&b or hip hop and how crappy it is.... yet turn around and praise Joss Stone, Fergie, Christina Aguilera (all of whom i love) etc.. and even nasty people like Eminem and Justin Timbershit.

interesting.



no need to lock it. if you don't like it. don't post.

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Reply #29 posted 07/18/07 6:12pm

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this is some ig'nant shit troll
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