(Repost) 3/23/21 INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Diana Ross – Inside The Actors Studio

Singer-actress Diana Ross, Oscar nominee for 1972’s Lady Sings the Blues and star of 1978’s “The Wiz,” offers a retrospective of her life and career in an expanded two-hour interview. Ross also sings Baby Love and Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To). James Lipton hosts this segment; which first aired on February 19, 2007. Continue reading

(Repost) 3/29/21 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Diana Ross- Strange Fruit From Lady Sings The Blues

Strange Fruit a song originally recorded by jazz song stylist Billie Holiday in 1939, written by Abel Meeropol and published in 1937. The song was a  protests the lynching of Black Americans. It was featured in the 1972 film Lady Sings The Blues starring Diana Ross.  Continue reading

9/21/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Mahogany- Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Perkins

Mahogany (1975) stars Diana Ross as Tracy Chambers, directed by Berry Gordy and produced by Motown Productions.  Fresh from the success of Lady Sings The Blues, this film served as Ross’ follow-up feature film. It was released on October 8, 1975. Continue reading

(Repost) 4/12/21 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Lady Sings The Blues (Big Ben) Plus Encore

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Lady Sings The Blues is the story of jazz singer Billie Holiday and is loosely based on her 1956 autobiography. The name of the film was taken from one of Holiday’s most popular songs.

Continue reading

6/18/18 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Lady Sings The Blues (Big Ben) Plus Encore performance

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Lady Sings The Blues is the story of jazz singer Billie Holiday and is loosely based on her 1956 autobiography. The name of the film was taken from one of Holiday’s most popular songs.

Continue reading

3/6/17 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH- SONG OF THE DAY: Billie Holiday – God Bless The Child


In her autobiography Lady Sings the Blues Billie Holiday indicated an argument with her mother over money led to the song.

She states that during the argument her mother said “God bless the child that’s got his own.” The anger over the incident led her to turn that line into a starting point for a song, which she worked out in conjunction with Herzog

Billie Holiday – God Bless The Child 

8/21/17 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Lady Sings The Blues (1972)- Excerpts

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Lady Sings The Blues– excerpts from the 1972 film starring Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams and Richard Pryor. 1) The Man I Love 2) Them There Eyes 3) Good Morning Heartache 4) My Man 5) God Bless the Child. Continue reading

2/22/16 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Lady Sings The Blues (1972)- Excerpts

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Lady Sings The Blues– excerpts from the 1972 film starring Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams and Richard Pryor. 1) The Man I Love 2) Them There Eyes 3) Good Morning Heartache 4) My Man 5) God Bless the Child. Continue reading

10/5/15 O&A NYC Hollywood Monday (Repost): Lady Sings The Blues (Big Ben) Plus Encore performance

Hollywood Mondays

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Lady Sings The Blues is the story of jazz singer Billie Holiday and is loosely based on her 1956 autobiography. The name of the film was taken from one of Holiday’s most popular songs.

Continue reading

Hollywood Monday: Lady Sings The Blues (Big Ben) Plus Encore performance

Hollywood Mondays

Lady Sings the Blues is the story of jazz singer Billie Holiday and is loosely based on her 1956 autobiography. Holiday took its title from one of her most popular songs. Continue reading