Director : James Yukich
Year : 1987
His alter-ego, Bruno, is a 60s rock singer who made a profound impression with the likes of Elton John, Ringo Starr, Michael J. Fox, Brian Wilson and the Bee Gees. The Beatles wouldn’t have existed without him. Luther Ingram and Mack Rice wrote the original song, which was performed by The Staple Singers. Ingram once said “black folk need to learn to respect themselves”. Rice liked the sound of that. And built a funk groove around it. June Pointer of The Pointer Sisters cameos on the Bruno version, packing a whole lot of power.
Here’s the whole mockumentary the video’s from:
NO EXCUSES. YOU CAN’T DENY THIS FUNK.