Am I Black Enough for You

Am I Black Enough for You
Director: Göran Olsson

Sweden, 2009, 87min., documentary
Soul singer, Billy Paul, had the world at his feet in 1972 when his single “Me and Mrs. Jones” topped the charts around the globe. Then it all went horribly wrong with the release of its follow–up, the racially–charged “Am I Black Enough For You”. A track that proved just too challenging for his white fans, it flopped and Paul's career never recovered. This illuminating documentary looks back on the Philly singer's life and times, interviewing the man himself along with his wife, Blanche, plus some of Soul's prime movers and shakers. It reveals a vast talent who lost his way through a combination of drugs and bad business decisions.


Section: Music Moves the World

Screenplay: Göran Olsson

Music: Billy Paul

Cast: Billy Paul, Blanche Paul