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Trumpet Queen #amwriting #jazzhistory

June 16, 2016

 

 

This is my new theme song for days I'm feeling too tired to write, or just plain discouraged about life in general. Valaida Snow was unknown to me until I saw a Tim Reid documentary about her. The crazy thing is she was a musical genius and famous in her heydey, the toast of European Royalty. She played multiple instruments, but the trumpet was what made her famous. It's said that she played as well as Louis Armstrong. For all kinds of reasons, she never became as famous as Billie Holiday, Armstrong or other musical greats of the era. But I love this beautiful, multi-talented woman! And this song is everything that personifies Black Girl Magic!

 

Speaking of Tim Reid, do you remember Frank's Place? Sigh. I still think of it with fond memories. So much wonderful.

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