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  1. Watermelon Man () Plot. Showing all 3 items Jump to: Summaries (2) Synopsis (1) Summaries. An extremely bigoted white man finds out the hard (and somewhat humorous) way what it's like being a black man, firsthand! —.
  2. Sep 14,  · The Watermelon man is an interesting concept. White man waking up black. Seem like films were a lot bolder in ’s. Same issues then applies I stuck with it to the end/5().
  3. Watermelon Man Lyrics: Here’s watermelon man / Or in the vernacular, WATERMELON MAN! / Hey! / Hey, wa-ter-melon man. Watermelon man! / Hey, wa-ter-melon man. Watermelon man! / .
  4. rows · "Watermelon Man" is a jazz standard written by Herbie Hancock, first released on his .
  5. The watermelon stereotype is a stereotype of African Americans that states that African Americans have an unusually great appetite for stereotype has remained prevalent into the 21st century. When American slaves were emancipated after the Civil War in the s, free black people grew, ate and sold watermelons and, in doing so, made the fruit a symbol of their freedom.
  6. Royalties from "Watermelon Man" gave him the freedom to experiment, and he did, moving into fusion in the '70s and taking a turn at electronic music in the '80s, which resulted in the hit song " Rockit." The soul singer Gloria Lynne added lyrics to this song in , taking the song to #62 US.
  7. Aug 03,  · Watermelon, Man! by Michael Braunstein. I only met Herbie Hancock twice (so far). More on that later. Seems that one cannot listen to sports or talk radio, watch cable television for more than 30 minutes, without hearing or seeing a commercial for “low T.” And that means you all know what “low T” is. Yep, “low testosterone.”.
  8. Water-Melon Man is a classic film starring Godfrey Cambridge, a white man who has a wife wife and white children until overnight he turns into a black man who is asked to leave by his wife and rejected by their children. He also is treated differently by his fellow employees and his employer who offers him a token job selling to black customers.
  9. The song Watermelon Man was written by Herbie Hancock and was first recorded and released by Herbie Hancock in It was covered by Ukulele Swing Trio, David Helbock's Random Control, Adam Ross [US1], Pete Tex and other artists.

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