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19 People Who Had No Idea That Bobby Caldwell Is White

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The Soul Train Music Awards aired on BET last night, and one of the highlights was the "blue eyed soul" segment.

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The tribute included the legendary Bobby Caldwell, singer of such classics as Open Your Eyes and What You Won't Do For Love.

Caldwell's music has been heavily sampled in the realm of hip hop, from Tupac to Common. Maybe that's why these people were so shocked to find that Caldwell isn't black.

1.

So why I didn't know Bobby Caldwell was white LORD!!

Femenina Estafador

@_sexxxired69

So why I didn't know Bobby Caldwell was white LORD!!

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I didn't know Bobby Caldwell was white!! I've never saw him I've just heard him sing!! I was amazed!!

♥ASHBASH♥

@_DaonlyAshBash_

I didn't know Bobby Caldwell was white!! I've never saw him I've just heard him sing!! I was amazed!!

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3.

Good Morning Twitter. Still cant get over that Bobby Caldwell, who sings "What You Won't Do for Love" is white. #blueeyedsoul

James R. Jones

@blackcapitol

Good Morning Twitter. Still cant get over that Bobby Caldwell, who sings "What You Won't Do for Love" is white. #blueeyedsoul

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4.

Wow! I had no idea Bobby Caldwell was white all these years. #SoulTrainAwards

Eric Junior

@ericjunior

Wow! I had no idea Bobby Caldwell was white all these years. #SoulTrainAwards

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5.

I had no damn clue! RT @FuzzFanTab: I wonder how many people just realized that Bobby Caldwell was White.

kai

@bigred35

I had no damn clue! RT @FuzzFanTab: I wonder how many people just realized that Bobby Caldwell was White.

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6.

I didnt know Bobby Caldwell was white lol

Ted Sollitto

@ElinoreFishman

I didnt know Bobby Caldwell was white lol

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Say what?! Did not know Bobby Caldwell originally sang "What you won't do for love?". And I did not know he was white. #blueeyedsoulsingers

Michelle Fajardo

@Michztear

Say what?! Did not know Bobby Caldwell originally sang "What you won't do for love?". And I did not know he was white. #blueeyedsoulsingers

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I didn't kno Bobby Caldwell was white #SoulTrainAwards

Nov14

@So_IIInsvn3

I didn't kno Bobby Caldwell was white #SoulTrainAwards

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9.

Still can't believe Bobby Caldwell is white....

DeAsia

@TheDAWNminatrix

Still can't believe Bobby Caldwell is white....

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10.

This girl did not know Bobby Caldwell was white. Get it Bobby!! And STILL sounding amazing.

Kessy

@KessyNicole

This girl did not know Bobby Caldwell was white. Get it Bobby!! And STILL sounding amazing.

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11.

Wait....Bobby Caldwell is white????

Jo Anne Fair

@ebonirn

Wait....Bobby Caldwell is white????

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12.

I didn't know Bobby Caldwell was white omg #WhatYouWontDoForLove #bobbycaldwell #oldschool #music

Jessica L. Burch

@J3ssicaBurch

I didn't know Bobby Caldwell was white omg #WhatYouWontDoForLove #bobbycaldwell #oldschool #music

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13.

Wow I never knew Bobby Caldwell was white. #GTFOH #SoulTrainAwards #DopeShow

S. Hoffa

@ShortyHoffa

Wow I never knew Bobby Caldwell was white. #GTFOH #SoulTrainAwards #DopeShow

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Yooooo, I know I was hella young when these songs came out..but I did NOT know Bobby Caldwell was white!!!! #SoulTrainAwards

Queen.

@Nique_tha_Great

Yooooo, I know I was hella young when these songs came out..but I did NOT know Bobby Caldwell was white!!!! #SoulTrainAwards

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15.

Ok why didn't I know Bobby Caldwell was white? #SoulTrainAwards #BlueEyedSoul #WhatYouWontDoForLove #ThatsMyJam

Stephanie Humphrey

@TechLifeSteph

Ok why didn't I know Bobby Caldwell was white? #SoulTrainAwards #BlueEyedSoul #WhatYouWontDoForLove #ThatsMyJam

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Brandon J Carswell

@TheDidster

Bobby Caldwell is white?!

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Bobby Caldwell is White?! Cool! #GoodMusicComesInAllColors #SoulTrainAwards

Sachelle

@_soulfuloflife_

Bobby Caldwell is White?!

Cool! #GoodMusicComesInAllColors

#SoulTrainAwards

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18.

Ok so call me dumb but I swear I didn't know Bobby Caldwell was white... Learn something new every day lmfao

Shea Butta KB

@ThaPlatinumOne

Ok so call me dumb but I swear I didn't know Bobby Caldwell was white... Learn something new every day lmfao

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I didn't know Bobby Caldwell was white. Don't matter, his song still slap. #SoulTrainAwards

Chris Douglas

@BrothaDoug

I didn't know Bobby Caldwell was white. Don't matter, his song still slap. #SoulTrainAwards

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