Hi everyone. Hope you are all well and continue to stay that way during this global health crisis we are facing. But in addition to protecting your physical wellness, what are you doing to stay mentally healthy today?
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I know we are still facing a serious situation but a new year gives us hope for the new days, seasons, opportunities & moments ahead. Still, music is something that will never change for me. It is my refuge, the most comforting part of my life & the one thing I consistently count on. So until a more normal semblance of life returns, I am going to share a song I listen to that helps me escape the current state of things, if only for a few minutes each day. And if this helps anyone else, even better.
Time for the first mid-week Motown break in June. Gladys Maria Knight was born 77 years ago on May 28, 1944 in the state named in her most famous song, Georgia. She started singing in her church choir when she was a child and never stopped. She & The Pips-her brother Merald “Bubba” Knight & their cousins William Guest and Edward Patten-enjoyed great success throughout their career which started in the 1950’s & lasted until Knight left to pursue a solo career in 1988. In addition to singing she has made countless appearances in films & on TV shows. Here is to 100 more birthdays for The Empress Of Soul & her remarkable voice.
“You’re like a diamond
And she treats you like glass
Yet you beg her to love you
With me you don’t ask”.
Gladys Knight & The Pips circa 1972 (L-R): Edward Patten, Merald “Bubba” Knight, Gladys Knight and William Guest. (Image found online. Original source unknown.)
Gladys Knight & The Pips: “If I Were Your Woman” (1970, written by Gloria Jones, Clay McMurray and Pam Sawyer).
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