White folks doing Black music is a deep sub-genre (Blue-Eyed Soul); how about Black folks doing White music, namely Country? Not as much material and no twangs but here's 2 albums that collect the best. This is not jokey, novelty stuff nor is it confined to Charlie Pride or Stoney Edwards.
Dirty Laundry: the Soul of Black Country Some tunes are familiar, most not so much http://www.allmusic.com/album/dirty-...y-mw0000720443
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajN7IvKHYT8 << Joss Stone did a killer version q.v.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFG40c3p-Qk << Ray Charles' version is better known but this rocks the box too
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kfqRvlt51c << this IS a kind of novelty tune--love the piano
OFF TOPIC TIME-OUT: just love YouTube's suggestions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2aqvKY6zLc << Music ends at 3:40--polemic after that and BTW Tal Wilkenfeld can park her car in my garage any time she wants
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wZwfPvM_FI << He's also on "He'll Have to Go" like a cheap suit on a fat man--look for it (which is what "q.v." means)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vErCa4qaD94 << what these collections were named for

Volume 2 dealt with soon.