Tuesday, July 20, 2004

There's a great, but bittersweet, story about r&b legend Ruth Brown in the current online edition of the NY Times. She has had many, many health problems, including a stroke in 2000 that caused memory lapses, slurred speech, and other difficulties. She has recently begun singing in a chair, to great aclaim. Here's a great quote from the article:

"Ray called me and said, `I'm doing this movie,' " Ms. Brown said, recalling one of her last conversations with Charles, an old band mate. "He said, `Who do you want to play you?' And I said, `Halle Berry, you crazy fool!' He said, `I ain't that blind.' "

Sometimes the mortgage payment on her house in a retirement village outside of Las Vegas has to be paid by BB King or Bonnie Raitt...as The Sports Guy would say, it's getting dusty in here...Why else would I have tears in my eyes?

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