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Old 3rd Sep 2021, 16:59
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Originally Posted by stevef View Post
That's true.

Paul Jones, Paul Edmunds, Cerys Matthews, Alexis Korner, IBBA (members of the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association) are/were all (ethnic white) blues radio presenters in the UK. None of them have picked cotton and lived in a shack in Alabama and neither have modern Afro-American blues players. It's not possible to be authentic by that Plimsoll Line anymore. But those presenters are helping to keep the genre alive, despite not having 'walked the walk'; that road was paved-over decades ago. Colour's got bugger-all to do with music these days, if it's good, it's good, it doesn't matter who's exposing it.
Ever heard of Black Death? You might be surprised. Especially if you're not a heavy metal fan.
To be fair, Alexis Korner and Paul Jones have both performed within the blues and R n B genre.
I'll have to look up Black Death. Off to see Skindred in a few weeks, should be interesting.
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Old 3rd Sep 2021, 19:44
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The inclusion of Cheryl Tweedy Cole Fernandez-Versini Payne whatever as any kind of musical host or guru can only cause the layman to wonder just who she was meant to appeal to ??? A pretty face, but as a musician/singer, effectively a lip-synching auto-tuned dancer in a 'girl group' from 20 years ago. Famous more for marrying a then famous footballer and living off that fame for years, whilst always having an album 'coming out soon'......Either a great agent, or some other quirk of casting.

As to the colour issue, it's the pot calling the kettle white, yes there is a broad spectrum of very qualified experts who are 'black' and equally a similar number of experts who are 'white'. Cheryl Cole aside, surely the best qualified/suitable presenter should have been chosen regardless of skin colour, ethnicity and background.
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Old 4th Sep 2021, 01:08
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Cheryl Cole
Ah yes, our Cheryl, court appearance for some distasteful racist offences circa '03. Not forgotten by some I suspect in the community and quite rightly so,
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Old 4th Sep 2021, 18:48
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Nobody yet mentioned that the said Cheryll Cole was married to the black footballer Ashley Cole, so perhaps she qualifies having been intimate with a coloured person ????? her previous name was Cheryll Tweedy I think.
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