Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Lena Horne: Love Me Or Leave Me, Stormy Weather. The Lady Has Left...
Lena Horne (1917 - 2010). One of the musical greats from the 30s she was into broadway, traditional pop and jazz all the way. Performed in more than 20 movies like Stormy Weather (1943) and MGM musicals like Meet Me In Las Vegas (1956) with leggy Cyd Charrisse and top stars Sinatra, Davis Jr. Remembered this movie at the Cathay, Singapore.
Also known later for her guest appearances on television with *Dean Martin, Judy Garland, Andy Williams, Flip Wilson, the Muppet Show and Sesame Street. Except for the Judy Garland show, the rest have been screened on Singapore TV.
With about 30 albums to her name and more than 20 awards including a total of 8 Grammy nominees and wins, she is still the ultimate in popular music and ranks #62 on the Greatest 100 Women in Rock N Roll list. She was 92 years young.
"When you went away, the blues walked in and met me, If he stays away, ol' rockin' chair will get me, All I do is pray, the Lord above will let me walk in the sun once more..." (Stormy Weather/ 1933, Harold Arlen/Ted Koehler).
Thanks to: Larry Lai/Irene Hoe for warning bells.
Dean Martin: http://ilovedinomartin.blogspot.com/
*Lena Horne: Rememberin' Miss Lena Horne with our Dino