Friday, December 30, 2016

Royalettes - It's Gonna Take A Miracle

This was 1965, the year that I actually talked to black Americans for about the first time. For a few years already, however, I had been in spaces that were also occupied by black Americans, like public buses in New York, for instance. The Q66 was a bus that I occasionally took to visit my grandmother in Astoria. If the timing was right, there'd be some black high school girls in the back of the bus (by choice), and frequently they'd be singing these songs learned from the radio. I thought that they were the most talented, and beautiful high school girls that I had ever seen. My world was expanding. Thanks, girls, wherever you are. Fare thee well.

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