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We Gotta Pray – Alicia Keys

Song of the Day 6/1/20

Song of the Day 6/1/20 – “We Gotta Pray” Alicia Keys
“We Gotta Pray” Alicia Keys

BONUS SONGS
Billie Holiday – Strange Fruit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx_mOECjT_8

In 1937 Milton Gabler opened a new store on 52nd Street, and set up a series of jam sessions in a neighbouring club, Jimmy Ryan’s. Some of these he began recording, setting up his own record label, Commodore Records. His role as a music producer soon superseded his other activities and he recorded many of the leading jazz artists of the day. One regular customer, Billie Holiday, found her record company, Columbia, resisting her appeals to release the song “Strange Fruit”, so she offered the song to Gabler. After getting the necessary permission, he released her recording on Commodore in 1939, boosting her career and issuing what, 60 years on, Time magazine named Best Song of the Century.

NOTE: Milton Gabler was Billy Crystal’s uncle. In his Broadway show, 700 Sundays, Crystal discusses his uncle Milton at great length. When we attended a performance of 700 Sundays I realized that this was the same Milton Gabler who was a neighbor and friend of my parents. For years my dad wanted to introduce me to his neighbor and I foolishly resisted. By that time, Milton Gabler had passed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milt_Gabler

Billy Crystal: My Uncle Milt
https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4601031

GRATUITOUS DYLAN SONG OF THE DAY
Bob Dylan – Death Of Emmett Till
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVKTx9YlKls

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-death-of-emmett-till

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmett_Till

UPCOMING DOCUMENTARY
Laurel Canyon – TV two series documentary 5/31 and 6/7 on Epic
https://bestclassicbands.com/laurel-canyon-documentary-series-epix-5-01-200/

‘Laurel Canyon’ will transport you back to a magical time in the ’60s
https://nypost.com/2020/05/15/laurel-canyon-will-transport-you-back-to-a-magical-time-in-the-60s/?utm_source=email_sitebuttons&utm_medium=site%20buttons&utm_campaign=site%20buttons

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

PSA
White House expert: There’s clear evidence that masks work
http://ch7.io/cbeJk

STAY HOME

Stay Well

Stay Healthy

Keep your distance

Keep busy

Wash your hands

Wash your hands

Carpe Diem

Do something for yourself

Do something for someone else

STAY HOME

IF YOU DO GO OUT- WEAR A MASK

Arnie

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