"One of my early childhood heroes [ie: Scatman Crothers] playing the ukulele while singing 'Nigger Man.' The movie that this song was featured in was titled "Coonskin" and was directed By screen god/animation guru Ralph Bakshi [the director of such cool flicks as Wizards, Cool World, and the original animated versions of both the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings]. Coonskin debuted in the spring of 1975, but only lasted in the theaters in New York City for less than a week before it was taken out of the cinemas and banned for its unabashed view and unflinching view on racism and the violence perpetuated behind stereotypes of people of a certain race/creed/nationality.
Since its banning, Coonskin was re-released in the late 80's/early 90's as VHS only and marketed under the new title 'Street Fight.' If you ever run across this movie, I urge you to get a copy. Yes, it is blatantly and unabashedly racist, but it was a testament of its time [the 70s in New York City - where race relations then were at an all time low]. And for all of the ugly contained within it and the propensity for violence in this half live-action/half animated movie, it was a vehemently ANTI-racist (film)."