But in saying that, as a black person, I guess there is something born inside me that when I hear real, good soul music, I smile for my people. It sounds a bit silly and a bit pretentious I know, but with the state that black culture is in right now, some good soul or funk music from the 70's can't help but make you proud to be black.
I watched the Quentin Tarantino film Jackie Brown for the first time last week (he's one of my favourite directors but this film eluded me for a while) and the opening scene in the airport had an amazing song in it. I was struck by it and immediately had to pause the movie and go on my computer to see what the song was. I found out that it's called Across 110th Street by Bobby Womack. Such a good voice, such awesome music. His falsetto in the intro is just great and the chorus is awesome. Really top notch soul music right here.