says Sathnam Sanghera in today's Times (£), differing from the criticism of the recent MOBO awards, in which the likes of Adele, who is white, won. Sanghera quotes Elvis Presley from 1956, talking to a journalist, and I thought it was worth reproducing here:
"The coloured folks been singing it and playing it just like I'm doin' now, for more years than I know. They played it like that in the shanties and in their juke joints, and nobody paid it no mind till I goosed it up. I got it from them. Down in Tupelo, Mississippi, I used to hear old Arthur Crudup bang his box the way I do now, and I said if I ever got to the place where I could feel like old Arthur felt, I'd be a music man like nobody ever saw."