Cook and Greenaway's "Melting Pot" was released as Blue Mink's debut single, a plea for multi-racial harmony that reached number three in the . An album of the same title was released in the new year (1970), alongside the single "Good Morning Freedom" - for reasons unknown, the single did not originally appear on the LP. However, its swift rise into the . Top Ten prompted a rethink, and subsequent pressings packed it on board. Titled for the group's third hit single, Blue Mink's second album, Our World (.
Melting Pot" is the 1969 debut single from UK pop group Blue Mink. The song was written by Blue Mink's lead singer Roger Cook and long-time songwriter partner Roger Greenaway. The song peaked at number three in the UK Singles chart in the first week of 1970, and also reached Number 11 in Ireland. It became the opening track on the group's 1969 debut album, also titled Melting Pot.
Melting Pot. Blue Mink. Album Melting Pot. 1. Melting Pot Lyrics. CHORUS What we need is a great big melting pot Big enough to take the world and all it's got Keep it stirring for a hundred years or more And turn out coffee-coloured people by the score
Tracklist: 1. Melting Pot, 2. Gidda Wadda Wobble, 3. Gimme Reggae, 4. But Not Forever, 5. Chopin Up Stix, 6. I Can Feel It Baby, 7. Country Music, 8. Mary Jane, 9. Over The Top, 10. Good Morning Freedom. More albums from Blue Mink: A Time Of Change by Blue Mink. Only When I Laugh by Blue Mink. Live’ At The Talk Of The Town by Blue Mink. Real Mink by Blue Mink. Our World by Blue Mink. View all albums . Melting Pot.
By the time of Blue Mink's fourth album, Only When I Laugh, glam rock was supplanting the lighter pop sound of the previous few years. The associated single, "By The Devil (I Was Tempted)", written by Guy Fletcher and Doug Flett, only reached and the Top 10 single "Randy" in June 1973 was their last success. Was Blue Mink's 1970 song 'Melting Pot' racist? (Phil Curtis, Life long love of music) Not necessarily racist (I don't think in the song any particular race is privileged), but to a modern listener, perhaps distinctly odd and rather disagreeable. I remember in the early 1970s being played this song in school assemblies by earnest, politically correct and well-intentioned teachers. The melting pot hypothesis was regarded at the time as an enlightened solution to racial problems.
Album: Miscellaneous. What we need is a great big melting pot Big enough, big enough, big enough To take the world and all it's got And keep it stirring for a hundred years or more And turn out coffee colored people by the score. What we need is a great big melting pot Big enough, big enough, big enough To take the world and all it's got Keep it stirring for a hundred years or more. Submit lyrics correction →. Like.
Blue Mink - Melting Pot. Artist: Blue Mink. Album: Single (1969). Translations: German. Take a pinch of white man. Wrap him up in black skin. And a little bitty bit of Red Indian boy. Curly Latin kinkies.
Written-By – R. Cook/R. Greenaway*
Written-By – A. Parker*
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