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Each time I see a crowd of people, just like a fool, I stop and stare
It’s really not the proper thing to do, but maybe you’ll be there
I go out walking after midnight along the lonely thoroughfare
It’s not the kind of place to look for you, but maybe you’ll be there
Love, love, hooray for love!
Who was ever too blasé for love?
Make this a night for love
If we have to fight, let’s fight for love!
The musicians pictured, left to right: Henry Kimball, Fate Marable, Boyd Atkins, Johnny St. Cyr, David Jones, Norman Mason, Louis Armstrong, Norman Brashear, and Warren “Baby” Dodds
From Duke Ellington’s memoir, Music is My Mistress:
"I soon found that she was an extraordinary artist and an extraordinary person as well. She had great dignity, and she was greatly admired by everyone everywhere we went, at home and abroad. She became one our mainstays and highlights, and she gave some unforgettable performances…They still talk about Ivie, and every girl singer we’ve had since has tried to prevail over the Ivie Anderson image.”
(Source: Notable Black American Women, Book 2)
The photo was obtained from The Vocal Group Harmony
He needs me, he doesn’t know it, but he needs me
And so no matter where he goes, though he doesn’t care, he knows that I’m there
He needs me, I ought to leave him, but he needs me
I know I ain’t very bright just to tag along, oh, but right or wrong, I’m his and I’m here
Love laughs at a king. Kings don’t mean a thing on the street of dreams
Dreams broken in two can be made like new on the street of dreams
Gold, silver and gold, all you can hold is in the moonbeam
Poor, no one is poor, long as love is sure on the street of dreams