Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #106: “Message From A Black Man”- Whatnauts. February 28, 1970.
- Single: “Message From A Black Man”- Whatnauts
- Record Company- A&I
- Genre: Soul
- Written by Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield
- Time: 3:19
- B-side: “Dance To The Music”
- Album- Introducing The Whatnauts
- Grade: B+
- Peaked at #99 spent 2 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.
The Whatnauts were an R&B trio from Baltimore, Maryland. They had 2 Hot 100 hits in 1970-71. The Temptations had covered this song in 1969 on an album- they [Motown} thought it was a little too forward at the time to release as a single. It was written by the outstanding Motown writers Barrett ‘Money” Strong and Norman Whitfield.