Happy! - Oct 24 (Saunders Terrell)
Subject: Happy! - Oct 24 (Saunders Terrell)|
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 08:39 AM
In Greensboro, Georgia and also near Durham, North Carolina:
Sonny Terry (Saunders Terrell)
was born on
[thanx Doug Henkle]
(d. Mar 11, 1986)
As with other seminal musicians, many folk have a story about him. I'm lucky to have two. My favorite was the first time I saw him. He played Child-With-Harmonica in Finian's Rainbow in 1947. Eleven years later I heard him on record playing blues and easily recognized the sound. There was no one else like him.
Happy United Nations Day! - The United Nations Charter became effective October 24, 1945.
United Nations make a chain,
Every link is freedom's name.
Keep your hand on that plow,
Hold on, hold on!
From "United Nations," words by members of People's Songs, Music: "Gospel Plow" (traditional) [thanx Steve Suffet]
US poet, Sarah Hale b. 10/24/1788 (d. 4/30/1879). She is responsible (culpable?) for "Mary Had a Little Lamb" (1830).
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