October 26, 1911 Happy Birthday Mahalia Jackson!
I love gospel singers and Mahalia Jackson was the original Queen of Gospel!
Well it just so happens we flew Cookie Watkins in from Vegas to sing at this Clive Davis tribute show for MMRF tomorrow night. Cookie sang with the Stingers for years and was in Beehive playing Tina Turner which she has continued in the show Legends and in her own show all over the world.
I’m thrilled she took a few minutes after a backstage rehearsal at the venue to sing Amazing Grace tonight with the wonderful singer Stanley Hopkins. I’m having Cookie sing Janis Joplin tomorrow night in our show and it will be amazing.
Rehearsal starts at 11, so I’m going to bed.
Amazing Grace! Coming to you from Old Greenwich, CT!