The original “I Put a Spell on You” written in 1956, was performed like this over the next few decades (yea, the gimmick is ignorant, but enjoy the musical performance). He, along with many other black recording artists, were the pioneers of rock music.
A Woman Waiting in the Doorway, 1976, © Dawoud Bey
A Boy in front of the Loews 125th St. Movie Theater, 1975, © Dawoud Bey
A Man with a Ukelele, 1975, © Dawoud Bey