Thursday, August 20, 2009

You Got to Roll With Me Henry, All Night Long


Dominica said...

true 'grand' ladies all beaming with style !!
Love that poster with the french title !

The Peach Tart said...

All beautiful ladies with beautiful voices.

Gary Heller said...

Super divas

Dooder City said...

Thanks for all your kind words about my hair. I woke up this morning and felt sad but my blog cheered me up!

I love Etta James. I like how she wasn't classically stunning and has some curves on her.

I hope you are doing well, Diane! Have an amazing day.

cait said...

Very cool!

thanks for the note. glad you love old lib. books. I've been mending a lot lately at the lib. hope you have a wonderful weekend.

diane said...

Domi: I love that poster too. I always relate great jazz with big cities.

The Peach Tart: Absolutely beautiful voices. The first time I heard Nina Simone was in a cafe in France. The bartender let me take the tape home and make a copy, I still have it.

Gary: I kind of always thought the word diva applied to a type of bad behavior. They are all super, none the less.

Dooder C: I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better. Maybe you can make this color work for you until it's safe to change it.
Etta's version of At Last blows my socks off. The title of the post is from one of her other songs.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I'm a huge Etta James and Billie fan-- What GREAT women!

Take a peak at my blog today.

Have a fun weekend.

drollgirl said...

boy, these ladies can belt it out. i love listening to billie holiday. somehow it makes everything better, even if i am in a for shit mood.

hope your weekend is fab! :)

Ann H. said...

Awesome! Me and DQ are huge Etta James fans.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

I've got chills! The good kind!


LEXIE said...

They have all great voices, really fascinating women!

JFK Jean said...

The originators!

Girl Interrupted said...

You've got soul, Diane.

"I Put A Spell On You" by Nina Simone, "Strange Fruit" by Billie Holliday, "Mad About The Boy" by Dinah Washington, "At Last" by Etta James, "Never Loved A Man" by Aretha Franklin and "Summertime" by Ella Fitzgerald are classics I could listen to over and over again, they give me goosebumps they're so good.

Also love the painting of the ballet dancer, just beautiful.