Part of my family is from Trinidad, but according to my father, nobody liked Calypso. Well, his mother didn’t and apparently her children weren’t wild about it. When I finally got my hands on a Lord Kitchener CD in the 1990s, I felt like I’d found the key to my family’s humor.
Here’s “If You’re Brown,” and you may say this point of view is dated.
After all, there’s a black man in the White House and (it goes without saying) a Black First Lady and children.
On that note, here’s one more Kitchener tune: “If You’re Not White, You’re Black.”
What I like about Kitchener is that he wrote and sang about these topics.
Here’s some more information about Lord Kitchener:
(Never mind the typos/run-together words.)
On this 4th Day of Black History Month, I honor Lord Kitchener (April 18, 1922 – February 11, 2000).