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Back in 2011, I did a slideshow called “10 Singers We Once Thought Were Black,” which was inspired by Bobby Caldwell, and boy…did that make a wave. Since then, those who read that slideshow (and are still reading it according to its weekly views all these years later) have recommended names for another list. Plus, a whole new crop of blue-eyed soul singers have popped up in the years that have passed. So here I am again, writing the part two to that slideshow.

Again, this slideshow is not intended to offend, but to point out what I think most of us (black, white–whatever your background) have heard or said when enjoying the music of these performers: “What!? Wow! I thought she/he was black!”

For those who are less easily offended and know what I’m talking about, enjoy!

Taylor Dayne

So…nobody was going to tell me and my boyfriend that a white woman sang “Love Will Lead You Back”? That’s my jam! Either way, Ms. Dayne sang that song. Wonder where she is now…

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