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« Reply #134970 on: June 30, 2018, 12:24:27 pm »

I remember the Black and White Minstrel Show was still a thing on TV when I was a little kid. I was too little to realize just how cringey that was though.

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The show's premise began to be seen as offensive on account of its portrayal of blacked-up characters behaving in a stereotypical manner, and a petition against it was received by the BBC in 1967.[7] In 1969, due to continuing accusations of racism, Music Music Music, a spin-off series in which the minstrels appeared without their blackface make-up, replaced The Black and White Minstrel Show. It did well, with viewing figures to match the Minstrels, but the BBC weren't happy and The Black and White Minstrel Show returned to win back viewers.

Jesus Christ. They made a non-racist version, which did equally well, but the executives wanted the racist version back for "reasons".

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« Reply #134971 on: June 30, 2018, 01:19:14 pm »

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God yes, Big Mama Thorton. That woman's voice is power incarnate. I sincerely wish more people knew about her.
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« Reply #134972 on: June 30, 2018, 01:36:40 pm »

Other interesting cultural influences are that the founder of surf guitar Dick Dale, was Lebanese, and the scales he was using are all from middle-eastern music. His music also influenced a ton of heavy style guitarists later on. So, yeah, the rarely credited influence of Arabic music on the heavy guitar sound.

EDIT: I found my new favorite 60s band

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxPsXPCR5MU
You have to work to fail that hard at music. Good god.
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« Reply #134973 on: June 30, 2018, 01:40:34 pm »

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« Reply #134974 on: June 30, 2018, 01:44:21 pm »

White rap? Ice Ice Baby. He may be a joke now, but Vanilla Ice was legitimately huge for a while.
Don't forget that one of the highest selling Reggae hits is Informer by Snow, a white dude from Canada
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« Reply #134975 on: June 30, 2018, 01:45:24 pm »

White rap? Ice Ice Baby. He may be a joke now, but Vanilla Ice was legitimately huge for a while.
Don't forget that one of the highest selling Reggae hits is Informer by Snow, a white dude from Canada

I mean you guys have heard of Eminem right
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« Reply #134976 on: June 30, 2018, 01:53:52 pm »

White rap? Ice Ice Baby. He may be a joke now, but Vanilla Ice was legitimately huge for a while.
Don't forget that one of the highest selling Reggae hits is Informer by Snow, a white dude from Canada

I mean you guys have heard of Eminem right

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« Reply #134977 on: June 30, 2018, 02:17:50 pm »

Black People Music   |  White People Version
Blues                      |  Elvis
Jazz                        | Radio Jazz*
Rap                        |  White and Nerdy/Lonely Island

If there's anything we can learn about the US from this, its that white people can't take things seriously.

*its... complicated.  Basically the earliest jazz recordings weren't that jazzy and the white dudes who recorded them claimed to have invented jazz
MC Hammer
Will Smith (parents just don't understand)
Deltron 0 even though he's awesome, I mean so are lonely island

Lots of rap giggles being had :P
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« Reply #134978 on: June 30, 2018, 03:15:01 pm »

Black People Music   |  White People Version
Blues                      |  Elvis
Jazz                        | Radio Jazz*
Rap                        |  White and Nerdy/Lonely Island

If there's anything we can learn about the US from this, its that white people can't take things seriously.

*its... complicated.  Basically the earliest jazz recordings weren't that jazzy and the white dudes who recorded them claimed to have invented jazz
MC Hammer
Will Smith (parents just don't understand)
Deltron 0 even though he's awesome, I mean so are lonely island

Lots of rap giggles being had :P

The link's broken now, unfortunately, but Lil Jon once famously responded to a fan who boasted on Facebook about having memorized all the lines of "Turn Down For What". Although that's probably hip-hop more than it is rap... I think. I really wouldn't be the one to ask, I'm glow-in-the-dark white.

And, like, it could be said that a lot of classic rock like Led Zeppelin and Rolling Stones were more or less another White People version of the Blues... They were at least very closely related (The Stones even taking their name from a Blues song). But yes, Elvis was very Elvis. And Vanilla Ice was very Vanilla.


Oh... Oh god... I hate to be the one to mention it, but then there's ICP.

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« Reply #134979 on: June 30, 2018, 04:33:24 pm »

What, you aren't down with the clown?  )o:

I loved the Miracles song until I realized people were taking it seriously as an anti intellectual battlecry. I don't feel like that was the real intent, but who can tell, they're pretty kayfabe last I checked.
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« Reply #134980 on: June 30, 2018, 06:23:02 pm »

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« Reply #134981 on: June 30, 2018, 07:00:34 pm »

Black People Music   |  White People Version
Blues                      |  Elvis
I don't have time to click these links (or rather, my headphones aren't plugged into my phone and are in fact allll the way on the other side of my room whilst I am still lying comfortably in bed), but surely you aren't comparing Elvis unfavourably to blues?!
A bit of blues is nice and all, but it couldn't hope to compete with a good song from Elvis (I'm pretty sure he does have some bad songs here and there, those don't count).

Also, why did this thread get so racialist while I wasn't looking? ???
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« Reply #134982 on: June 30, 2018, 07:43:21 pm »

I would avoid that term, as it feels like it implies there's not a valid conversation ongoing regarding 60s music. As it is, I understand that a lot of music by black musicians was less popular than similar music by white musicians.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2018, 07:48:21 pm by Doomblade187 »
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« Reply #134983 on: June 30, 2018, 08:50:27 pm »

I wasn't implying that. It's just that it's, uh... not all black and white?
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Anyway, new WTF: Paypal just charged me six fiddy to send about $17. Jeez.
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« Reply #134984 on: June 30, 2018, 09:44:19 pm »

I wasn't implying that. It's just that it's, uh... not all black and white?
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Anyway, new WTF: Paypal just charged me six fiddy to send about $17. Jeez.
My apologies, just the way I viewed it.

And god damn. Was it taxes or some bullshit transaction fee?
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