Many thanks for telling us about this.
I'm sure that everyone here appreciates Joan's mentioning the Trio.
I'm sure that it's now been at least 20 years since I went to one of Joan's shows.
I was never a big fan of her music.
It was a little too heavy for me.
But, when I was living in Lexington, Kentucky, she came there for a show at the Kentucky Theater.
Jackee was out of town the Saturday night she did her show, and I figured that I owed it to myself to see first-hand, what she was about.
Her show knocked my sox off.
It was the best show I'd seen in a very long time.
Undoubtedly one of the all-time best.
It was light, and a great deal of fun.
Actually, her percussionist nearly stole the show. He was very similar to Belafonte's.
After the show, I shook hands with her, and got her autograph.
I did this mostly to get a close-up of her ...
What a beauty!!!
She did a very funny song about some people in a boat that she said was going to be on a future album. I kept watching for it. But, I never saw it. I wonder if anyone else remembers that song.
I got to see Harry about 15 years ago. I've told about this experience before ... it wasn't a good one, and I'll blame it on his age. He contributed greatly to civil rights.
Again Jim... thanks for telling us what Joan said about Harry.
I usually watch this video several times a year. It still blows me away. It also makes me sad that Earl's son died so young. He produced the Circle II album ... one of the best ever.