Amanda Marshall, “Shades of Grey”

My friend Larry Haley is running a music sharing project he calls “a virtual record haven” – The Bop Shop.
Every day Larry or another contributor posts a link to a favorite song, along with a short appreciation.

Here’s one I contributed:

Amanda Marshall, born in Toronto in 1972 to a mother from Trinidad and a Canadian father, has called herself “a woman who looks white but is actually black.” I don’t know how closely this song portrays her actual personal story, but it’s a powerful portrayal of a mixed-race kid in a racist society.

play Amanda Marshall’s “Shades of Grey” (1999) on YouTube