The Jewish folk and blues singer Phoebe Snow is so often mistaken as an African-American that she was recently lauded by New Jersey magazine as one of several "black music greats."
She's laughing about it now, but plans to take a DNA test to prove her ethnicity once and for all, EURweb says:
"I was peeing in my pants laughing. I was like, this is fantastic, to be in such great company," said Snow, who had a smash hit with "Poetry Man" in 1974. "Believe me, people have been asking me about this since I started in the recording industry. My mom was the whitest, alabaster-skinned person you can imagine, but who knows what went on four generations ago? So this mitochondrial DNA test should settle it."