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Happy New Year from Miss D

Although a timeless song, I’ve long associated the Gershwin brothers’ OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY with New Years. And, like many of the great standards, this song has been oft recorded, in this case by some of the greatest singers we’ve ever had. 84 more words

Bitter Earth

I gasp. I have done it again. Ah. That’s it. I may as well close my eyes, throw my head back, and grin wildly. I do no such thing, but somewhere, floating around in the ether of my insides, there is a grin. 2,436 more words


You're the Devil in Disguise

“Christine’s Tune” was one of my favorite tracks on the Flying Burrito Brothers’ album The Gilded Palace of Sin. I always called the song “Devil in Disguise.” It was a great one to get a tight, three-part harmony on, inserting steel guitar-style suspended notes wherever appropriate. 1,064 more words

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Dinah '62

It’s really sad we lost Dinah so young. Her voice was beautiful and it’s tragic we couldn’t get a few more hits from her.

Early on the morning of December 14, 1963, Washington’s seventh husband, football great Dick “Night Train” Lane, went to sleep with his wife, and awoke later to find her slumped over and not responsive. 79 more words

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December 14 African American Historical Events

* Today in Black History – December 14 *

1829 – John Mercer Langston is born in Louisa County, Virginia.
He will have a distinguished career as an attorney, 488 more words

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