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Friday, September 23, 2011

Old School Friday "RIP VESTA WILLIAMS"

Man oh man, what a week it has been. Full of highs and lows. I was going to skip Old School Friday today because I really did not feel like blogging today but then I saw on the Internet that VESTA WILLIAMS has died. Whoa. This woman had a BEAUTIFUL voice (not always the best writers but the voice was undeniable). This was one singer who was definitely Unsung, Under utilized, and Unappreciated. So of course I had to crank up YouTube and do Ms Vesta some justice for Old School Friday. To find out more about Vesta Williams go HERE and HERE. VESTA WILLIAMS (March 18, 1963 – September 22, 2011). I guess this means I will have to watch "Posse" some time this weekend...
RIP Vesta Williams ... gone but not forgotten,

Tell Me - Vesta (My Favorite Vesta song is from the movie "Posse")

Congratulations - Vesta (My second favorite Vesta song)

Special - Vesta

(March 18, 1963 – September 22, 2011)

Peace & Love

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Old School Friday "Otis Redding"

Today is the birthday of none other than Mr. OTIS REDDING! Man, he belted out some smooth tunes! Some songs just NEVER get old and Ottis Redding was the singer of MANY OF THEM! Mr. Redding was born in Dawson, Georgia on September 9, 1941 and he died in tragic plane accident in Madison, Wisconsin on December 10, 1967. He was only 26 years old when he died. His song "Sitting On The Dock Of A Bay" was his last recorded song, and it game out in January 1968 (His only #1 hit). The song was actually unfinished because the whistling he did in the song was only a place holder for lyrics to be inserted later, but due to his death he never got the chance to finish it. I was 1 year old when Otis Redding died but I ABSOLUTELY love his music. I can only assume the love of Otis Redding came from my mother playing his music, but oddly enough my mom is not that big of an Otis fan. Hmmm, maybe my dad then??? Well, I do not know where my love of Otis Redding came from but it is in my bones!!
To learn more about Otis Redding (September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967), go HERE and HERE!
So sit back and Enjoy!!!!

I've Been Loving You Too Long To Stop Now - Otis Redding

These Arms Of Mine - Otis Redding

Pain In My Heart - Otis Redding

Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding

Sitting On The Dock Of A Bay - Otis Redding

Happy Birthday OTIS REDDING!
Rest In Peace...