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Tell you what, I’ve never been more in love with a bunch of talented ladies (missing from this shot is the amazing beckclarkedrums) and I’m so looking forward to playing our first Honey Bogans gig for 2019 lazybonesloungemarrickville on the 8th of March in support of Big Mama’s frantast1c1 annual women’s day birthday bash Come and see us work our magic, for a couple of sets of cracking songs, stories and swearing ladybluesforyouse blues gigs internationalwomensday babessupportingbabes livemusic blues lazybones bigmama honeybogans sydney marrickville sydneygigs lady ladysingstheblues catherine_golden_music tayachanimusic tashwolf madame_padam

10 hours ago

Always a little extra thrilled when I sell a block print poster of my Billie Holiday carving 🖤 I was just experimenting with linocut & block print for fun, and it’s so very different from my work, that I didn’t think I would like it, or anyone else would. So each heart, comment and purchase of these works, is a yes to growth, exploring, having fun, and pushing myself out my comfort zone. You guys rock 🙌🏼🖤 gratitude happysunday muchlove Wall art, posters, canvases and more in my society6 shop at (direct link in profile) billieholiday ladyday ladysingstheblues blockprint carving icon jazz society6 wallart poster homedecor recordplayer vinyl vintagemic vintagelove biancagreen

11 hours ago

This is today. Real life is a whole mass of contradictions and I have written some sad and painful poems I want to adapt into songs. The tracks are also sad but sweet and wonderful so my melodies and delivery need to marry the two ideas. For me it's the essence of my creativity. hull yorkshire ladysingstheblues gigssoon gigs voice vocals vocalist wild wildwoman browngirlmagic magical magic ladysingstheblues bluessinger comingsoon albumlaunch itunes youtube spotify itoldyaiwastrouble originalartist femalesinger musicianswanted browneyedgirls browngirlmagic magical

17 hours ago

Vin: When I need inspiration, I consider Lando. Are you on your way? trilogypodcast trilpod

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I’ve always loved BillieHoliday as a kid, didn’t know why but was just drawn to her. I still blast her music, I remember the Movie slightly (need to watch again) however I’m reading the book instead Ladysingstheblues and now I know why I love her she was Fierce, a Tomboy (a “pretty” tomboy), she loved women, she took no bullshit oh and she got Irish blood in her . One of the realest ever. I love StrongFierce women 💚

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songoftheday after billieholiday heard this there were tears in her eyes- she was to die a year later, swindled, and handcuffed by the police in her hospital bed- a terrible end for one of the most influential and amazing singers of her generation blues ladysingstheblues soul

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The greatest female singer of “gritty” blues period 💙 Etta James ( precursor to Janis ) Her greatest was not in her studio ballads but in her live performances 1963s “Rock The House” showcasing her blues and R&B mastery attacking each song with the perfect storm of fire and grit. From the crowd's beckoning on the opener "Something's Got A Hold On Me" to the call and response on the raucous "What'd I Say," James' performance is a testament to the power of the human voice. With a backing band led by guitarist David T. Walker, she unabashedly delivers the blues and embodies soul in its rawest form. After all, she knew what it meant to experience the messier parts of life and to come out on the other side. (The ace bandage covering her wrist on the album's cover was to hide heroin needle marks, which was a lifelong addiction) ladysingstheblues atlast ettajames gritty bestvocals ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💔💔💔💔 nyc nycwoman nyclife manhattanlife realme realyou whoweare nycwriter nycblogger writeon writersofinstagram writerscommv unity words mystory mystorycontindues lifelessons upperwestsidenygc centralparknyc centralparkwest shareyourtruth❤️❤️❤️❤️

4 days ago

I can’t front. I love to sing ballads. And one of my favorites to sing is Richard Rodgers’ and Lorenz Hart’s 1937 jazz standard “My Funny Valentine.” Perfect song for a day like today. It’s Valentines Day y’all❣️

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Diana Ross a true pioneer preforming at the Grammy awards on Sunday Feb.10 2019 An icon celebrating her almost to be 75th birthday on March 26 I thought twice about posting this but then I thought it is a worthy mentioning of the life and talent of Miss Diana Ross : : : songs reachoutandtouchsomebody'shand ain'tnomountainhighenough I'mcomingout endlesslove : : movies thewiz mahogany ladysingstheblues

4 days ago

¡Hola! BILLIE HOLIDAY, LADY DAY. La voz más trágica al tiempo que bonita, dulce e irrepetible que salió del mundo de jazz. Una sola palabra suya cantada genera similares sensaciones que la lectura del primer párrafo de su biografía: "Mamá y papá eran un par de críos cuando se casaron. Él tenía dieciocho años, ella dieciséis y yo tres". Quedas enganchado irremediablemente. Lejos de las copias de los originales, en la década de 1980 el sello italiano "Giants of Jazz" sacaba selecciones monográficas que colmaban, siempre de un modo parcial, el afán completista de iniciados. Así, "the golden years of Lady Day" (1984) y "Lady sings the blues" (1986) repasaban el periodo 1936-1957; es decir: casi todo su espacio discográfico. Pese a lo austero de las ediciones, en las contraportadas vienen una cronología de su vida y los créditos de cada tema. El visionado del diseño gráfico de las portadas continúa siendo tan desoxidante como la primera vez. Tratar de definir qué es el jazz resulta tan absurdo como imposible; pero si me viera entre la espada y la pared no dudaría: Billie Holiday. billieholiday ladysingstheblues jazzmusic jazzvocal jazzcommunity jazzvinyl nowspinning jazzrecords jazzlegend vinylgram vinyljunkie vinylmania vinylcommunity vinyllife vinylrecords vinyladdict jazzonvinyl recordcollection vinylcollection melomaniac melomano vinyloftheday musica music discos 33rpm vinyls

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It's Wednesday right?! mywcw - “You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.” dianaross ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ - dianaross makingithappen grammyawards grammy2019 75thbirthday blackwomanmagic epiclifebychoice maketheworldabetterplace lifeandleadership reddress ownyourlife ladysingstheblues mahoganey thewhiz womaninleadership leadwithconfidence ownyourworth

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Incredible to meet the amazingly talented Marcia Ball. Check out her music 🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶 ladysingstheblues marciaball

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WOW, MOTOWN60 was a 🌟 studded treat! As I sat in my seat reminiscing about my childhood and my MOTOWN the Musical experience, (all while singing along), the REAL men and women who breathed life into the soundtrack of our lives, graced the stage one by one, thanking Mr Gordy for his vision and unrelenting belief that MOTOWN could cross over and be a musical mainstay for decades to come. It took guts to lead each artist and the label into unchartered territory ESPECIALLY for a black business , but along with the dedication of this woman, Mr Gordy began to see the future of Motown beyond musical hits and seamlessly transitioned into tv, film and soundtracks! She’s the Former Personal Asst. to the chairman and now the Co-Chair of DePasse Productions which has created shows such as MOTOWN25, SISTER SISTER, SMART GUY and SHOWTIME at THE APOLLOI present to youTHEEEE SuzanneDePasse! BerryGordy motown60 Motown blackhistorymonth MotowntheMusical DianaRoss SuzanneDePasse NotownlikeMotown SmokeyRobinson AshfordandSimpson ValerieSimpson HollandDozierHolland MickeyStevenson RickJames Mahogany LadySingstheBlues TheLastDragon TheWiz Legend Icon ISeeACollaborationInMyFuture PinchMe

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Be sure to join us this Saturday, for our annual Valentine’s Concerts at 5 PM in the BMS Theater where we will honor the legacy of the great Billie Holiday! Featuring vocalist Janis Russell and several of our great jazz ensembles and vocalists! valentinesday billieholiday ladyday ladysingstheblues

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I honestly had never watched Star Wars until my husband (then boyfriend) wanted me to see it. When I realized that Billy Dee Williams was in it, it made the series all the better for me, even if was only in two of the movies. I just love Billy Dee Williams. He looks like a classy guy, that smells like classic movies. Did you know that Billy Dee Williams name is actual William December Williams Jr.? I would have called myself Billy too, to be honest. I think it's really cool that he is apart of the Star Wars franchise. It wasn't until recently that you got to see a lot of different people of color get a chance to be in sci-fi/fantasy/action roles. It's been over 30 years and he is still playing the the character Lando, whether he voices him in a game or on a tv show. He also played Harvey Dent in the 1989 "Batman". Now of course, Billy Dee Williams has been in deeper films than Star Wars and Batman, (No offense to the fandoms) but I chose to highlight those because I am a nerd. It's safe to say that Billy Dee helped pave the way for Black-American actors in the sci-fi genre. blackhistorymonth billydeewilliams landocalrissian starwars theempirestrikesback returnofthejedi blackactors history sciencefiction scifi batman harveydent ladysingstheblues mahogany classicfilm classicactors

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Day 11 of the 28 day Black History Month Challenge: Influential Black Actor/Actress ❤️💚🖤 Billie Dee Williams & Diana Ross ❤️💚🖤 If you’ve never seen Lady Sings The Blues or Mahogany add them to your must watch list I remember watching this with my mom and BillieDeeWilliams is still fine 🤗 and DianaRoss’ eyes still captivate 🤤 ❤️💚🖤 There is so much to say about this film but I will sum it up by saying, LadySingsTheBlues taught me about life’s obstacles at a age in a way in which I could understand and it provided a context for much of what was going on around me. It taught me things about the world, life, self love and love of others that I could never learn in school and have never read in a book I am forever grateful for the influence it had on expanding my mind ❤️💚🖤 BlackHistory BlackHistoryMonthChallenge BlackHistory2019 BlackHistory365 BlackActors BlackActresses BlackCinema BlackMovies BlackClassics

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“LADY SANG THE BLUES” “STRANGE FRUIT” This track has to be at the top of the list; it’s that influential. One of the first racism protest songs to be recorded in popular music, 1939’s “Strange Fruit” is based off a poem written by Abel Meeropol. Holiday sang the song for the first time at Café Society in Greenwich Village, which was the first integrated nightclub in New York City. With the song’s blatant indictment of racism in the American South, it’s said that Holiday was afraid of retaliation every time she sang the song. Not to mention, no record label would touch it. Eventually, Milt Gabler put the track out on Commodore records after Holiday’s a cappella performance of it brought him to tears. Despite being aware of the danger of singing a song like this as black woman, Holiday sings “Strange Fruit” with unwavering bravery and intention, her emotive voice bolstering its timeless meaning. 🎤🎤🎤”Southern trees bear strange fruit Blood on the leaves and blood at the root Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees Pastoral scene of the gallant south The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh Then the sudden smell of burning flesh Here is fruit for the crows to pluck For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop Here is a strange and bitter crop”🎤🎤🎤💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔 billieholiday civilrights strangefruit blackhistorymatters ladysingstheblues americanhistory notmypresident 💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔 nyc nycwoman nyclife manhattanlife realme realyou whoweare nycwriter nycblogger writeon writersofinstagram writerscommv unity words mystory mystorycontindues lifelessons upperwestsidenygc centralparknyc centralparkwest shareyourtruth ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Musical-Mike: 20 great female voices of the 70’s. Counting down the 20 biggest female singles chart makers of what was a great decade for music by women. No. 3. “Do You Know Where You’re Going To?” By 1969 Diana Ross (1944-) part of the biggest girl group of all time The Supremes after 12 No.1 Hits was ready to go solo. Under the guiding hand of Motown chief and mentor Berry Gordy the 70s would be her most spectacular decade. Detroit born Ross had been singing and “hanging around” Motown from her . Under the guidance of Berry and Smokey Robinson The Primettes became The Supremes who naturally evolved into Diana Ross and the Supremes and Motown’s biggest act. They were almost as big as The Beatles. Her solo debut “Diana Ross” introduced the hit “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand). But it was the next one “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” that became her first of another 6 No. 1’s over the next decade; 4 in the 70’s. “Touch Me in the Morning”, Theme from Mahogany (“Do You Know Where You’re Going To”) “Love Hangover”, in all 15 hits in the 70’s. Add to that her Oscar nominated movie debut “Lady Sings the Blues” and it’s No. 1 album, “Mahogany” and a special Tony. Her final album of the decade “The Boss” signalled the direction the 80’s would take for this icon. Record sales of over 100 million, 52 Top 40 hits and an honorary Grammy winner. Some say they coined the phrase “Diva” for this Lady. In fact “Diva” means “Star” for Miss Ross, still “The Boss” on stage and as fresh and energetic as ever. It has been “Endless Love” now for over half a century now. “If you need me, call me, No matter where you are, No matter how far, Just call my name, I'll be there in a hurry, On that you can depend and never worryAin't no mountain high enough, Ain't no valley low enough, Ain't no river wild enough, To keep me from you.” 70smusic 1970s vinyl dianaross ladysingstheblues detroit 1944 albumart albumcovers vintagevinyl aintnomountainhighenough dianarossandthesupremes vinylcollection vinylrecords vinylcollector randb soulmusic dancemusic singer diva star marvingaye michaeljackson oscarnominee grammys tonyawards diamonddiana

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AlBeez 🐝 around the 🌎 let's all say Congrats to LadySupreme Queen DianaErnestineEarleRoss aka DianaRoss for the recordingacademy honors tonight & ThankYou for lighting up all of our lives with your brilliant instrument. Lastly but not least for blessing me with our duet NoMatterWhatYouDo uptown_records_ wbr AlBSure 🎶 LoveandLight theGrammys PrivateTimesandtheWhole9 Motown Icon TheSupremes ReachOutandTouch imComingout AintNoMountainHighEnough GrammyAwards LadySingstheBlues Mahogany Detroit Motown MtVernon4Life available on spotify visit 🖥️

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BLACK HISTORY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MS DIANA ROSS 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 Diana Ross (born February 10, 1944) is an American singer, actress, and record producer. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Ross rose to fame as the lead singer of the vocal group the Supremes, which, during the 1960s, became Motown's most successful act, and are the best charting girl group in US history HappyBirthday Diana DianaRoss Grammys LosAngeles Music StapleCenter Legend Motown Supremes BlackHistory Detroit LasVegas Vegas Mom MissPeaches BHM Artist Mother LadySingsTheBlues BlackHistoryMonth

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My mood for the entire grammys. She is iconic in her own lane and by her own standards. Never compared and never duplicated. msross ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I remember when I got my first walkman. It was lavender and I thought life was gold because now I could take my music with me where ever I went. My first cassette tape was this woman. I ran that tape ragged. Till this day the intro to I'm coming out stops me in my tracks. I will always make time to watch Mahogany. There is no other like her and this will never be up for debate.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Who are you looking forward to seeing at the awards tonight? I just like to see the fashion myself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ awardseason mahogany ladysingstheblues thewiz thesupremes dianaross upsidedown imcomingout muscles aintnomountainhighenough endlesslove memories sundayfunday weekendbliss dreams goals motown legend icon music diamond fashion creativelifestyle

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The legendary dianaross will be performing tonight at the grammys and it still amazes me that she's never won a Grammy before. She's been given a lifetime achievement grammy for her contribution to music but she's never won one. Here she is at the premiere for ladysingstheblues for she was nominated for an academyaward oscar. (repost by vanity6ixx)

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Diana Ross is performing tonight at the Grammy awards. It still amazes me that dianaross has never won a grammy. She received an honorary grammy several years ago but winning and receiving an award are two different things. She's never won even though she's been nominated many times. Here she is with tonybennett at the London premiere of ladysingstheblues.

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The moving story behind one of Jazz and Blues musics most beautiful voices. The path of a girl of color making a living as a musician in times of segregation is deeply moving, tragic, sad and absolutely beautiful. Her story is a personal one as well as one of American history. All discussion about how closely Billie was involved with the writing of the book aside, it certainly feels like she is telling every word herself. billieholiday ladysingstheblues jazzmusic musicbiography mustread