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.