42) Armond White on comic Robin Harris’ album Bebe’s Kids -1990-
“Robin Harris was the rare, real thing. By characterizing the
maddening aspects of African-American lore, Robin Harris cut close to the bone, satirizing behavior that most people were content to leave unexamined and that other comics were quick to portray in simple ridicule…
Robin Harris presented the normality of Black behavior–the same thing Bill Cosby does–but not about the Black bourgeoisie. The title track that climaxes Bebe’s Kids sums up the theme of Robin Harris’s exasperation with the current Black condition–specifically the…”
To read more of Armond White’s take on comic Robin Harris’ album Bebe’s Kids, purchase a new or used copy of The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World.