Monday, February 17, 2014

Collard Greens and Cornbread (Song by Fantasia & Soul Line Dance Video)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post showcases a vocal performance and a soul line dance performance of the 2010 Soul music (Rhythm and Blues)song "Collard Greens And Cornbread".

The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Fantasia, and the choreographer and dancers featured on these videos. Thanks also to the publishers of these videos on YouTube.

"Collard Greens And Cornbread" is a love song and not really a song about "soul food" i.e. cuisine that is culturally associated with African Americans, particularly African Americans from the Southern region of the United States.
"I go crazy when you love me, got me acting a mess
Even got the nerve to say you're better than my momma's
Collard greens and cornbread, yeah
Collard greens and cornbread, yeah"
That song also mentions another soul food dish - sweet potato pie:
"Baby, and you're my sweet potato pie
Sugar, you know you are"
Sweet potato pie taste almost like but not the same as pumpkin pie.

Click for the lyrics "Collard Greens And Cornbread".

Example #1: American Idol - Fantasia - Collard Greens & Cornbread - Top 11 Results Show (2nd Week) - 03/31/11

AmericanIdol10top12, Uploaded on Mar 31, 2011

Fantasia - Collard Greens & Cornbread - American Idol Top 11 Results Show (2nd Week) - 03/31/11
"Fantasia Monique Barrino (born June 30, 1984),[1] commonly known simply by the mononym Fantasia, is an American R&B singer and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the reality television series American Idol in 2004."
"Collard Greens & Cornbread" is the third official single from African American singer Fantasia Barrino's third studio album Back To Me (2010)
"Fantasia performed the song on American Idol's result night on March 31, 2011.[19][20] The song was officially released as a radio single on April 11, 2011.[21] The song debuted on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at number 73. The single has since peaked at number 47 on the chart.[22]"

Example #2: Official Soul Food Line Dance Video - Fantasia-Collard Greens and Cornbread

Lorenzo Evans, Uploaded on May 13, 2011

This is a video in honor of all of the people that have contributed to the International Success of the Soul Food Line Dance, and is not intended for any copyright infringement by the creator Lorenzo "goLo" Evans or the producers.

Click this page of my website for a post on information about pre-emancipation African American rhymes from Thomas W. Talley's now classic compilation Negro Folk Rhymes: Wise And Otherwise that refer to food and beverages:

You'll find that no rhyme in that collection refers to collard greens, cornbread, or sweet potato pie. Also, no rhyme in that collection refers to fried chicken, another Southern United States dish that is considered to be "soul food".

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