Tribute To The Horne

Lena Horne passed away Sunday night at age 92. That was one woman that most of us thought would never age at all. Even in her early 70’s she was stunning, and you wouldn’t have believe she was a day over 35 or 40.

That woman could sing. I don’t know anyone who ever heard Lena Horne who didn’t think she could sing. She was super good looking also; absolutely fabulous woman. Could she act? Well, that’s questionable, but she never really got a chance to do it.

She was classy and had pride. She refused to allow anyone to identify her as anything other than being black, and that was a big deal back in the day. Many early black baseball players used to be identified as Latino so they wouldn’t have to deal with as much racism as if they were straight up black. Lena Horne wasn’t having it, so it ended up limiting the movies she was in. Early civil rights activism killed many a career; she didn’t care, and that was another diamond in her favor.

This is a mini-tribute to the “Horne”, as she was sometimes known. I hope you enjoy these videos, which I also hope showcases just how talented she was.


Stormy Weather


You’d Better Love Me


If You Believe

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Gabi Wilson; What A Talent!

Taking a quick break from the rat race to bring this young lady to more people’s attention. Her name is Gabi Wilson, and now she’s 11 years old. But what a talent. She plays piano, drums, and bass guitar, as well as sings. And she can sing; this is no 11-year old singer, this is a singer, period.

I just learned about her this week, but, based on the video below, it seems she was on the Today Show when she was still 10 years old last December. Just a fantastic talent, someone I both want to promote and don’t want to forget. So, as something a little different, here’s Gabi Wilson:


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