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Friday, May 21, 2010

Old School Friday "1966 - My Birth Year"

Good Morning friends! Happy Old School Friday! Today I decided to feature music from the year I was born! The songs below were among the Top 100 for 1966! Yes, indeed 1966 was a FABULOUS year! ENJOY!

Don't Mess With Bill - The Marvelettes

Beauty Is Only Skin Deep - The Temptations

Wild Thing - The Troggs

I'm Your Puppet - James & Bobby Purify

These Boots Are Made For Walking - Nancy Sinatra

So you see, the year I was born was full of awesome music and I have a very DIVERSE love for music!

Happy Old School Friday &
Keep Rocking!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder

I would be remiss if I did not give a shout out to Stevland Hardaway Judkins (AKA) Stevland Hardaway Morris (AKA) Little Stevie Wonder (AKA) STEVIE WONDER!
Yes today Stevie Wonder is 60 years old! Born May 13, 1950 in Detroit Michigan and blind almost from birth who would have ever guessed the he would become the musical GENIUS we all know and love today!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Stevie Wonder! You are the spotlight artist for today's Old School Friday!

Knocks Me Off My Feet - Stevie Wonder

Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing - Stevie Wonder

Living For The City - Stevie Wonder

Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder &
Happy Old School Friday Everyone!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

RIP Lena Horne, an Icon

Over this past weekend a LEGEND passed away. On Sunday 5/9/10, Lena Horn died at the age of 92. Born, Lena Mary Calhoun Horne on June 30, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York she was an Entertainer, A Singer, a Dancer and an Activist in the Civil Rights Movement.

Ms Horne had parts in films such as "Stormy Weather", "Cabin In The Sky" and "The Wiz" as well as starring in her own Broadway show "Lena Horne: The Lady & Her Music".
Ms Horne was an Emmy Nominee and a Tony Award Nominee and she was the winner of an NAACP Award.

At a time in history when Black people were not aloud simple basic freedoms Ms Horne was helping to clear the way for black entertainers who would come after her.
Rest In Peace Lena Horne! We appreciate what you did and you will not be forgotten!
Lena Horne 1917-2010
Lena Horne - Stormy Weather

Lena Horne - If You Believe

We are not promised tomorrow, so make today count!