Saturday, February 20, 2021

In Celebration of Black History Month (Part 3)

To celebrate Black History Month, I am going to feature great Black singers, dancers, actors who have stood the tests of time and the civil rights struggles they endured.

PS - HAPPY ANNIVERSARY (February 22) to Spo & Someone


Because Jimmy asked so nicely for Cleo Laine.














28 comments:

  1. I hope your weekend is off to a good start, and thanks for posting all of these wonderful videos.

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    1. uneventful weekend, but WE SAW THE SUN 2 DAYS IN A ROW!

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  2. Great music. Thanks for Cleo Laine. I adore her!

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  3. How about all the white kids (and only white kids) dancing to the Orlons on American Bandstand!

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    1. yeah, I know. segregation was wrong, is wrong, and will always be wrong.

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  4. Cleo Laine, still with us at 93. She's been around for much longer than my entire life, and has always been uniquely herself with no compromises. A true star.
    Saw her live only once, some 30 years when she appeared as narrator in a performance at the Royal Albert Hall of Ben Britten's 'Noyes' Flood' - a jolly piece.

    And you too have a jolly w/e, W.Q.

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  5. Yes, happy anniversary! 👏🏻

    And some nice tunes in here! 🎵

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  6. There was a 'nightclub' in Lebanon, PA called Pushnik's that supposedly had mob connections, and it was not unusual for Count Basie to so play there.

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  7. Della Reese was sooooo underrated,
    Have a faboosh weekend AM!

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  8. Cleo Laine was always a fave of mine too!

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  9. How lovely. Agree with Bob re: Della. Thank you for the excellent tunes. Hope you are feeling well and surviving all this weather! Kizzes.

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    1. sun 2 days in a row! we are supposed to hit 50F on wednesday! still plenty of snow out there to melt away.

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  10. Excellent choices, anne marie in philly. I was inspired by you when I chose the GIF for my blog post today.

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  11. My father listened to many of these talented people!

    I hope you had a good weekend!!

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    1. we have radio station WRTI-FM, plays classical 1/2 the day, and jazz the other 1/2. I have learned about many of these artists by listening to the jazz section. if ya wanna stream the station, https://www.wrti.org

      keeping you in my thoughts, dear.

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  12. OMG Anne Marie! Such a fantastic playlist! So many I didn't even know were the original singers! Funny how some of these tunes got literally whitewashed.

    XOXO

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    1. of course. listen to the tune "tutti fruity" by little richard, and then by pat boone. little richard got fucked over by (white) music establishment.

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  13. Geez! I feel almost human after listening to all these wonderful songs.

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  14. A great dance rarely happens without some Earth Wind and Fire. Thanks Anne Marie. Happy Saturday 💗

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