From Sarah Vaughn to Minnie Ripperton and more, these are the perfect “Songs For Sunday” we need….
I thought for quite awhile what header to put her and this intro. I thought maybe I should put some facts and figures about the women in these little song blurbs, but I finally decided, to hell with it, Im just gonna say why I love these songs, and why the music of these Black women have been an integral part of my life.
I hope you learn some new things, and most of all, ENJOY!
Big Mama Thornton
I did not hear this song until I was an adult and I heard it, in, of all places, a Tom Cruise movie. I wondered who the singer was, because I was diggin’ it, and I’d always liked the Elvis Presley version of the song. It turns out that Big Mama is the original singer of Hound Dog. Well, now she tore it up, and as far…
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