How White Privilege Keeps Saving Music
Episode 1: May Elwood Save Your Soul
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…