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 Posted: Wed Dec 10th, 2014 05:04 am
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3setsof10 wrote: Michael McDonald from the Doobie Brothers

Changed their entire style of music when he became their lead singer, the Beyond the Music doc years ago even mentioned that most people thought he was black when they first heard him sing

That's who came to mind for me as well.



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Terry Kath of Chicago comes to mind.  I know Claw would have appreciated that reference.



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tamalie wrote: The lead singer of Level 42, having only heard "Something About You", their big single. They were from the UK and had a number of hits there despite being a 1980s one hit wonder in the States with the aforementioned song.
The singer (and bassist) was Mark King, who is reckoned to be the nicest man in pop. 

Number 1 in the UK the day England won the World Cup was "Out Of Time" by Chris Farlowe, whose voice was added to a rejected Stones orchestral out-take.  Perhaps they should have gone with it.  But Farlowe's voice was tremendous. 



Steve Ellis of The Love Affair was another who had a mismatch between look and sound.




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kargol wrote: tamalie wrote: The lead singer of Level 42, having only heard "Something About You", their big single. They were from the UK and had a number of hits there despite being a 1980s one hit wonder in the States with the aforementioned song.
The singer (and bassist) was Mark King, who is reckoned to be the nicest man in pop. 

Number 1 in the UK the day England won the World Cup was "Out Of Time" by Chris Farlowe, whose voice was added to a rejected Stones orchestral out-take.  Perhaps they should have gone with it.  But Farlowe's voice was tremendous. 




Love Chris Forlowe's rendition of 'Paint It Black.'

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Road Warrior Yajuta wrote:
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That name alone sounds black

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I'd say Iggy Azalea, but it's pretty much her gimmick to pretend to be black.




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sek69 wrote: I'd say Iggy Azalea, but it's pretty much her gimmick to pretend to be black.

I'm not sure who that is, but I'm picturing Iggy Pop eating flowers. 



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 Posted: Mon Dec 15th, 2014 07:05 pm
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BlueThunder wrote:
Road Warrior Yajuta wrote:
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That name alone sounds black


Are you aware of the meaning of the band name? If not I shall laugh and it won't be at your expense (for once).

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indikator wrote: BlueThunder wrote:
Road Warrior Yajuta wrote:
UB40


That name alone sounds black


Are you aware of the meaning of the band name? If not I shall laugh and it won't be at your expense (for once).


I Googled this a long time ago so I actually know, but I won't spoil the surprise for BT.

Also, I was almost sure that UB40 had some Jamaicans in the band (or at least Brits via Jamaica) so I'm not sure how no members were black.  I didn't hear about this group until the late '80s and was shocked to learn that they were around since the '60s. 

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srossi wrote: indikator wrote: BlueThunder wrote:
Road Warrior Yajuta wrote:
UB40


That name alone sounds black


Are you aware of the meaning of the band name? If not I shall laugh and it won't be at your expense (for once).


I Googled this a long time ago so I actually know, but I won't spoil the surprise for BT.

Also, I was almost sure that UB40 had some Jamaicans in the band (or at least Brits via Jamaica) so I'm not sure how no members were black.  I didn't hear about this group until the late '80s and was shocked to learn that they were around since the '60s. 

Okay, I could see the German not getting my joke, but you couldn't grasp that UB sounds like ebonics? He be, you be, they be.

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BlueThunder wrote: srossi wrote: indikator wrote: BlueThunder wrote:
Road Warrior Yajuta wrote:
UB40


That name alone sounds black


Are you aware of the meaning of the band name? If not I shall laugh and it won't be at your expense (for once).


I Googled this a long time ago so I actually know, but I won't spoil the surprise for BT.

Also, I was almost sure that UB40 had some Jamaicans in the band (or at least Brits via Jamaica) so I'm not sure how no members were black.  I didn't hear about this group until the late '80s and was shocked to learn that they were around since the '60s. 

Okay, I could see the German not getting my joke, but you couldn't grasp that UB sounds like ebonics? He be, you be, they be.

Of course I got it.  I made no comment about that part whatsoever, I just commented on indikator's comment about the origins of the band name, which is hilarious in relation to your views.



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