Project 005 Mixtapes: Linguistic Appropriation

To kick off our presentation of your mixtapes we're going with Nick Emlen's mix "Linguistic Appropriation: The Language of Another." Despite...

To kick off our presentation of your mixtapes we're going with Nick Emlen's mix "Linguistic Appropriation: The Language of Another."

Despite sharing a conspicuous word with Eric Steuer's example, this mix knocked our socks off. Nick picked songs in which the speaker wrestles with a foreign language in one way or another, often to humorous effect.The theme is original, and Nick's digging would make DJ Shadow proud.Here are some excerpts from his letter:"...the first four...are all country songs about white men who have fallen in love with Mexican women in spite of, or because of, the language barrier between them. There are a shocking number of country songs on the subject.""Also, some of these songs were recorded before the age of political correctness, and I think it's interesting to hear earnest examples of what we would now consider unashamed racism."

Linguistic Appropriation: The Language of Another

by Nick EmlenI Don't Know What She Said - Blaine LarsenDon't Speak In English - Carrie RodriguezI Can't Speak No English - Little Charlie And The NightcatsLanguage Of Love - Aaron WatsonDanke Shoen - Wayne NewtonLet's Call The Whole Thing Off - Fred AstaireLove Me In Your Language - KuduAba Daba Honeymoon - Debbie ReynoldsMele Kalikimaka - Bing Crosby And The Andrews SistersThe Lake Song (Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg) - Ethel MermanMichelle - The BeatlesFeliz Navidad - Jose FelicianoLady Marmalade - LaBelleNegro Amor - Gal CostaThe Ketchup Song - Las KetchupThe Auctioneer - Leroy Van DykeMambo Italiano - Rosemary ClooneyAhab The Arab - Ray StevensQue Sera, Sera - Doris DaySi Tu Dois Partir - Fairport ConventionHe Taught Me To Yodel - Joanna AllenLing Ching Chong - Joe Bataan
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