What a great sendoff for Mr. Toussaint! Even New Orleans' mayor is there - doing the second line!
Many of Toussaint's songs became familiar through versions by other musicians, including "Working in the Coal Mine", "Ride Your Pony", "Fortune Teller", "Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)", "Southern Nights", "Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky", "I'll Take a Melody", "Get Out of My Life, Woman" and "Mother-in-Law"....
R.I. P. Sir...
Here's the same dog performing a duet with another dog. According to Facebook, they seem to be from the U.K..
Bill Withers, who had indelible hits in the 1970s like “Lean on Me,” “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Use Me,” has been a rare sight in public since his last album in 1985.
But this year has been big for Mr. Withers, 77, who in April was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (His sharp-tongued speech, mocking the fickle ways of the music industry, stole the show.) And on Oct. 1 he will be celebrated in a Carnegie Hall tribute concert featuring D’Angelo, Ed Sheeran, Sheryl Crow, Dr. John, Michael McDonald, Aloe Blacc, Kathy Mattea and Keb’ Mo’, among others.
A lovely dayyyyyyyyyyyy.....!!!!
Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma, went up in flames June 1, 1921, in the KKK-led Tulsa Race Riot. Black Wall Street, the name fittingly given to one of the most affluent African American communities in the U.S., was bombed from the air and burned to the ground by mobs of envious whites from neighboring towns - with the help of the National Guards.
In a period spanning fewer than 12 hours, a once thriving African American business district in northern Tulsa lay smoldering – a model community destroyed and a major African-American economic movement resoundingly defused. During the assault
- 3,000+ African Americans were murdered.
- 10,000+ African Americans were left homeless.
- 35 city blocks composed of 1,256 African American residences were destroyed by fire caused by bombing (from National Guard airplanes)
The crew on a Paris-bound train barricaded themselves in their staffroom and locked the door as a gun-wielding terrorist went on the rampage – leaving these three young American passengers to take him down!