I hope you can

Cards on the table, if they weren’t apparent – I want an Obama win.

That aside, the collision of music, race and politics that sounds like a pedal tone beneath the Obama campaign is building up some serious steam. Hey, Stevie Wonder’s got a new riff:

Better yet, watch him and Obama singing together:

People Listen to It has been posting some interesting stuff on this musical undercurrent, notably on the concept of “smooth jazz modernity” as applied to Obama, and on the new Black Eyed Peas’ ‘Yes We Can’ (you’ve all seen it). Much as that’s a neat song though, for my money nothing really compares to the original speech:

And while we’re on the implications of smooth jazz for musical and racial identification, would it be naughty of me to throw Mark Ronson’s endorsement into the mix?

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