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Celebrating The Birthdays of Lena Horne and Dave Grusin

Jul 2, 2012

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthdays of Lena Horne and Dave Grusin.

Lena Horne

Known for her signature song, "Stormy Weather," and her civil rights activism, Horne often lamented her exclusion from the ranks of leading stars because of the color of her skin. But her career, which spanned more than 60 years and consisted of mainly bit parts, ended on a high note: In 1981, she received a Tony Award for her one-woman Broadway show, Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music. -npr.org

Dave Grusin

Robert David "Dave" Grusin[1] (born June 26, 1934) is an American composer, arranger and pianist. Grusin has composed many scores for feature films and television, and has won numerous awards for his soundtrack and record work, including an Academy award and 12 Grammys. He has had a prolific recording career as an artist, arranger, producer and executive producer. -wikipedia

On the funny side of things, Dr. Pearl prescribes some straight advice to some crooked thinking and later the political parody is perfect for summertime campaigns…when the lyin’ comes easy.

Song List:
Its All Right With Me
The Man I Love
The Lady Is A Tramp
Theme From The Top
I Love’s You Porgy
Makin’ Whoopee
How Long Has This Been Goin’ On
Mr. Lucky