Monday, February 24, 2014

Oh Hail The Queens

Black history month. I decided to just post pictures of the ladies in my life who I have either read about or listened to their  music way after they had left the earth. Personally for me my earliest recollection is hearing my mother sing songs around the house. Stormy Weather, Sentimental Journey I remember her singing in her clear alto voice. Later on somehow I got hooked on Billie Holiday the first song I think of hers I heard was "I can't pretend" even if it's not it's the one h that comes to mind when I think of Billie Holiday. Through my love of her songs I learned of Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, Dinah Washington and a host of other African American singers from my mother's era.
     I still am a huge fan of female jazz vocalists and strangely my knowledge of them far succeds my knowledge of male singers. SO HERE'S TO THE BEAUTIFUL LADIES OF JAZZ