Monday, February 20, 2017

Monday Music: Georgia on My Mind (Ethel Waters -1939)

Known to many primarily for her appearances with evangelist Billy Graham, Ethel Waters had a long career in blues, jazz, singing with big bands, performing on Broadway, cinema, and television. She was the first black actress to receive an Emmy (for a performance on Route 66 in 1961) and the first black person to receive top billing with white actors on Broadway.

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