Yester-me, Yester-you, Yesterday

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Yes, I know I already posted a Stevie Wonder song or two on this site, but I just had to post this one. Do you remember you...and me...yesterday? It truly was a kinder and more innocent time, where you could walk barefoot through the grass and no one judged you. Where you had true friends; you know the kind, the...

Nina Sings Cotton-Eyed Joe!

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Hello everyone, Some songs haunt you but you still can’t stop listening. This is one of them. It’s called “Cotton-eyed Joe,” and the talented Ms. Nina Simone sings it with such mournful soul that it makes you want to smile and weep at the same time. There are several versions of lyrics to this song. Here are Ms. Simone’s: Where do you...

Rainy Night in Georgia!

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Benjamin Franklin Peay, aka “Brook Benton” was an African American singer and songwriter who was largely popular in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s when I was just making my entry into the world. By the time he made his 1970 comeback with the song “Rainy Night in Georgia,” I was alive and kicking and swaying to the music. What...

Bessie Smith Biopic

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In honor of the new movie called Bessie, starring Queen Latifah, here's a BIOPIC featuring vintage footage of Bessie at her best. Enjoy, Rita Lorraine This video originated at https:// youtu.be/CT4z847-hyc

I Was Made to Love Her!

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Little Stevie Wonder was only 16 years old when he sang this ultimate love song. He wrote the song with his mother Lula Mae Hardaway, a woman named Sylvia Moy (Motown), and the song's producer Henry Cosby. By the way, I'm just finding out that Stevie's mother co-wrote many of his songs when he was still a teen. In...