Posts tagged black history month
Women You Wanna Know: Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald was affectionately known as the “First Lady of Song”.  An appropriate title seeing as though she made a huge contribution to the genre in popularizing 'Scat.'  If you were to search the internet for what 'Scatting' means, you may get grossed out.  So, let me just share with you that 'Scat' is melodic sounds that are sang, like Do, Dee, Wee, Doo.  Maybe not like that per se, but it's a sound that has no meaning but some how still magical to hear.

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Black History Month: Miss Nina Simone 

However, I was naïve. Extremely naïve which I am ashamed to admit. Had I did my research, I would have known that Miss Nina Simone created this masterpiece from a place of turmoil, triumph, and hope for the future. They couldn't capture the despair and the raw feeling and the emotion that all boiled in her as she belted out this song. This is one of many songs that Ms. Simone contributed to us that continues to reinforce why she was such a treasure. Born Eunice Kathleen Wayman in 1933, Miss Nina Simone was a singer, songwriter, talented pianist, and a passionate civil rights activists.

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