Mbissine Thérèse Diop in Ousmane Sembene’s La Noire de… (1966)
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Marie Knight “Comes The Night” (Musicor 1076, 1964)

Some nights are meant for roaming the dark, moist streets in melancholy by yourself or one understanding soul. And I had one of those great nights of self reflection filled with thought provoking conversation and deep thought internally and externally.

Where am I going with this in relation to Marie Knight’s first single (and the non chart side at that) for Musicor? I dunno, other than it truly fit the mood tonight.


Studio portrait of three girls wearing jewellery, Tamil Nadu, 1870s.

Three women at the 1903 State Fair in Saint Paul, Minnesota
Frances Benjamin Johnston, photographer
Johnston Collection, Library of Congress

Muziek Expres, March 1971

Florence Mills’ legacy has been lost to history—because, incredibly, there is no known recording of her voice.

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