How White Privilege Keeps Saving Music

By now we all know that a young man from Canada by the name of Ryan Gosling saved jazz, in La La Land (2016), but as far as saving traditionally African-American musical genres goes, two white guys beat him to it by a cool three dozen years.

Indeed, and against all odds, the comedic actors John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd already single-handedly (make that double-handedly) saved soul music, as documented in The Blues Brothers (1980). To this end, Ryan Gosling is standing on the…

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Joe Váradi

Joe Váradi

Editor of No Crime in Rhymin' and Language Lab | ..."come for the sarcasm, stay for my soft side"