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GUEST,Tunesmith You've Got to be Joking! - greatest blues singers (239* d) RE: You've Got to be Joking! - greatest blues singers 06 Oct 18


punkfolkrocker:
Now, that triggers a memory. Way back when, on some talent show, famous producer/writer Pete Waterman was one othe judge, and this young British chap comes out and performs a song in a West Indian type accent.
Pete went ballistic and asked the contestant what he was thinking about singing in such an accent.
Now, there are three things here.
a) Nearly every other performer sang in an American accent and Pete didn't say a word
b) West Indian accents are a definite part of UK culture/society.
c) West Indian accents have been used, successfully, by UK artists such as Sting and UB40.
What do you make of that?


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