Monday, March 4, 2013


Google tells me that today would have been Miriam Makeba’s 81st birthday. It evokes wonderful memories for me. My sister and I loved Miriam Makeba’s songs. (My sister’s other favorite was Edith Piaf. Shows you how catholic she was in her tastes.)  We had her first two – and to us the best – of her albums: The Many Voices of Miriam Makeba and Miriam Makeba.  We would dance around her living room to the Boot Dance or the Click Song – and we never could say ung-a-twine.  Some of the songs were lively, some were haunting – we loved them all.  What ever happened to my LPs? I think I’m going to check out what’s on CDs.

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