Sir Willard White is an opera singer with a story to tell: from Jamaica, to the Juilliard School, to a knighthood, and beyond. He is as commanding a speaker as he is a singer. With Jay, he talks about his growing up, the decision to sing, the sting of racism, and much more. He even does a little singing — including “Love Me Tender” and “Smile.”

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There are 2 comments.

  1. Member

    Just a side note Jay: that quote about Elvis is not true. In fact many of the black musicians and black technicians in the music industry have spoken often about his lack of prejudice. Maybe you can pass that on to Mr. White. 

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    • August 24, 2018 at 3:18 pm
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  2. Listener

    Wow. Sir Willard has one heck of a voice.

    • #2
    • August 25, 2018 at 11:05 pm
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