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Friday, April 29, 2011

Old School Friday "Happy Birthday Tammi Terrell & Duke Ellington"

IT'S FRIDAY, IT'S FRIDAY, IT'S FRIDAY, YEAAAAA!!!! These weeks are flying by pretty fast! It feels like I just did an Old School Friday post and here I am doing another one! So, well today is the birthday of the Beautiful TAMMI TERRELL (may she Rest In Peace) as well as the Fabulous DUKE ELLINGTON! Man oh man, such talent in both of these people.

Thomasina Winifred Montgomery, also known as Tammi Terrell was gone much too soon. Terrell born April 29, 1945, was an African-American singer and song writer and was one half of some of the most BEAUTIFUL love ballad/duets of the 70's. Best known for her duets with Marvin Gaye, Tammi died March 16, 1970, from brain cancer at the tender young age of 24. Learn more about Tammi Terrell Here. TVOne's UNSUNG did an episode on Tammi Terrell, check it out HERE.

All I Do Is Think About You - Tammi Terrell (yea, I Like Stevie Wonder's version, but I LOVE Tammi's version!)

Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Tammi Terrell & Marvin Gaye

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, simply known as Duke Ellington, was an African-American composer, pianist, and Big Band Leader. Duke Ellington, born April 29, 1899 was a cornerstone of jazz music! The 1930's-1940's was the era of Big Band music and Ellington was certainly essential not only to Big Band swing but to the Harlem Renaissance movement! Ellington won numerous awards, including Grammys in the Jazz genre and Grammys in the composing category. Ellington was also awarded an honorary PhD from the Berklee College of Music. Duke Ellington died from lung cancer and pneumonia on May 24, 1974, he was 75 years old. Learn more about Duke Ellington HERE and HERE!
I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, Big Band Swing music! Yes, I have a Big Band play list on my phone and my computer! I also have Duke Ellington CD!

Satin Doll - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

Take The A Train - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

How can you hear this and NOT be a fan????? This is CLASSIC!!!!

Have an AWESOME DAY! Enjoy the day that God has given us and do something WONDERFUL with it!

Peace & Love all!


mema said...

I saw the Unsung episode and it was very well done. RIP Tammy Terrell!

CCGroovy!!! said...

You stay on your grind, Mama!!!

You gave a Brother topics for OSF, and Sunday Morning Jazz!!!

Love 2 Love 2 Love Ya!!!