Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Lena Horne: June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010

Legendary songstress Lena Horne passed away on Sunday. Lena broke through the color barrier early in her career and later participated in the civil rights movement of the 60's.

Here's the AP news release (please pardon the commercial that precedes it) and perhaps her most famous song. Following those, a few things just for fun. I vote for Moon River as tops in this group!


AP News Release


"Stormy Weather"
Full version from 1943


"It's Not Easy Being Green"
Lena Horne and Kermit the Frog


"I Got Rhythm"
Lena Horne (source unknown)


"I Feel So Smoochy"
Original 1940's recording
Re-released in 1958

This one was for my dad.
"Smoochy" sounds like a word in his vocabulary!

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