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Here Come The Girls 3 June

This week we went back to 1937 with Billie Holiday’s “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” and I played a track from 16 yr old Brenda Lee’s 1961 album ‘Emotions’. A few from the 70’s and 80’s including Gladys Knight & The Pips and Aretha Franklin, then right the way through to 2020.

I found the story of Oscar winning actress Gloria Grahame a great read. She played Ado Annie in the 1955 film of Oaklahoma! (I Cain’t Say No), but it was her personal life that surprised me. She was married 4 times, but her 4th husband had been her step-son as he was the son of her 2nd husband! That’s soap-opera gossip worthy – although this all went on in the 60’s & 70’s.

Dido – Thank You (2000)
Natalie Cole – Wild Women Do (1990)
Billie Holiday – They Can’t Take That Away from Me (1937)
Carly Simon – Nobody Does It Better (1977)
Aretha Franklin – Who’s Zoomin’ Who (1985)
Eurythmics – Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves (1985)
Jennifer Lopez – Ain’t Your Mama (2016)
Duffy – Mercy (2008)
Rihanna – Disturbia (2008)
Cher – Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves (1971)
Carpenters – Top of the World (1973)
Rose Royce – Car Wash (1976)
The Spice Girls – Who Do You Think You Are (1997)
The Pointer Sisters – Jump (for my love) (1984)
Kitty Kallen – Little Things Mean a Lot (1954)
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Baby Don’t Change Your Mind (1977)
Kate Bush – The Man With The Child In His Eyes (1978)
Dusty Springfield – Wishin’ and Hopin’ (1964)
Brenda Lee – If You Love Me (Really Love Me) (1961)
The Marvellettes – Destination Anywhere (1968)
Annie Lennox – Walking On Broken Glass (1992)
Adele – Rolling In the Deep (2010)
Dua Lipa – Break My Heart (2020)
Vanessa Calton – A Thousand Miles (2002)
Gloria Grahame – I Cain’t Say No (1955)
Texas – Say What You Want (1997)
Alanis Morissette – Reasons I Drink (2020)
Ellie Golding – Guns and Horses (2010)
Diana Ross & The Supremes – You Keep Me Hangin’ On (1966)
Shania Twain – Man I Feel Like a Woman (1999)
Beverley Knight – Shoulda Woulda Coulda (2002)
Kylie – What Do I Have to Do (1991)

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