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iwarburton



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:04 am    Post subject: Lena Horne Reply with quote

I'm a day late with this but happy 91st birthday to Lena Horne.

She must have made a legion of recordings over the years but gained special fame with her very funny late 50s novelty disc, a New-Fangled Tango, which had a good deal of airplay at the time and still crops up occasionally via Desmond Carrington.

Ian.
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Clive55



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She was one of my mums favourite singers some years ago
I remember the disc she did with Harry Belefonte of "Porgy & Bess". Gorgeous!
i also like the song she did "Now!", to the tune of Hava Nagila!
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RockitRon



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

She wasn't exactly happy with the Porgy & Bess record, and tried to prevent its release at the time. There's a comprehensive biography on the allmusic site - http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:wifyxqt5ldde~T1
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
She wasn't exactly happy with the Porgy & Bess record, and tried to prevent its release at the time. There's a comprehensive biography on the allmusic site - http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:wifyxqt5ldde~T1

Interesting. I thought it was pretty good
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember hearing her doing a very erotic rendition of "Surrey With A Fringe On Top" and thinking "how do you make that song sound saucy?" but she did!!!

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