- That Lady Sang Dem Blues (Tribute to Billie Holiday)
“Chile, That LADY sang dem BLUES”…
She sang of Men and Women, boys and girls, Love and Beginnings and the Beginning to an End.
She sang of her trouble and triumph
She sang through lynchings and beatings, in basements and back alleys
She sang in front of All White faces telling the destiny of Black Glory
She sang of Right and Wrong and the Wrong in what “They” called Right.
“Chile, That LADY sang dem BLUES”
BLUES singing under BLUE lights
BLUE Notes tapping on Black Hearts
BLUE moods gathering the crowd
Lady Singing The BLUES empowering the soul
BLUE Melodies highlighting visions of Unity and Revolution
BLUE Resting places calming a tried fleshless body
BLUE Happy Homecomings of Midnight BLUE colored faces..hugging each other underneath BLUE Sky
A BLUE Sea of Spiritual Children..BLUE Hued by God’s Love..
…BLUE Blessed by Billie’s Revelation.
“Chile, That Lady Sang… Dem BLUES”.
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