Thursday, March 3, 2016

5 on Friday -- Set 307

Spinning Friday tunes since 2010...

Time for my once-a-month project for 2016.

This year I'll be focusing on Songwriters. Check back on the first Friday of each month as I take a look at the work of artists whose creative voices are most often brought to us through the performances of others.

March belongs to Irene Higginbotham. 

Tuesday, March 8th will bring International Women's Day, so this month's Songwriters feature showcases that rarity among the composers who will grace A Piece of My Mind this year. African American Irene Higginbotham managed to hold her own in a competitive field of songwriters known collectively as Tin Pan Alley, dominated by white males in the early 20th century.

In her late twenties, she even managed to join the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, a significant accomplishment.

1 - Good Morning Heartache - Billie Holliday 

2 - I'm Pulling Through - Diana Krall 

3 - Hello Suzanne - Ella Mae Morse 

4 - It's Mad, Mad, Mad! - Duke Ellington featuring Dolores Parker 

5 - Harlem Stomp - Louis Armstrong 

If you'd like to join in, simply choose five pieces of music and post them for other bloggers to enjoy. Then check out the set posted by the other 5 on Friday blogger -- you can sign in over at Golch Central's Rambling Stuff.


Mike Golch said...

Geat set of tunes.Thanks for sharing tghem.I just can't pick a fave.

Travis Cody said...

Wow. Over 300 now. So cool that you continue on with this.

Julia Phillips Smith said...

Hey, Travis! So great to see you here! Yes, 5 on Friday continues to be my signature post here at A Piece of My Mind. I love doing them, and I love that Mike has carried on with his sets as well. It's still incredible fun.