Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Fantasia and many others need to take some serious notes! Damita gets a lil' case of "vertigo" -- 30 minutes before show time -- and cancels. Whitney gets a lil' tickle in her throat and can't hold a note. Fantasia, who I love, canceled more shows of The Color Purple on Broadway than she actually performed. However, a 69 year-old woman who once picked cotton in Tennessee was hooked up to an oxygen tank just a day before her concert in New York City and still performs a two and a half hour set—getting rave reviews. Please don’t tell me Tina ain’t really a “singer,” anyone who says this doesn’t know Tina’s catalogue and surely hasn’t seen her live.
Friday, December 05, 2008
Why does Anna Mae Bullock have this type of stamina in her older age and you got other celebrities, twenty to thirty years younger, passing out from "exhaustion" and "dehydration"? Well, this is the same woman who performed at any cost -- broken bones, seven months pregnant, and massive physical and mental abuse. I guess work ethic stays with you.
I saw Tina Turner in concert last week and it was the greatest stadium concert I have ever seen. She was regal, passionate, and completely breathtaking. Tina didn't just perform well for a 69 year-old—she performed amazing even for a 21 year-old! One example was the air conditioner, when I saw Stephanie Mills, the Broadway diva demanded the air conditioner be shut off due to her voice. Madonna insists on no air conditioner -- so when I saw her in October the stadium was sweltering. But, Anna Mae was performing, air conditioner on full blast -- she didn't lip-synch a note and sounded much better than Aretha Franklin and Chaka Khan currently sound in concert.
I'm not sure how true this, but I heard Tina Turner has only had one concert cancellation since 1986! Lawd, I was feeling kind of sick the other day and I had a long day a head of me. I put “Simply the Best” on my iPod, thought of Tina and kept it moving!
Check this out
Aretha strikes back: "I never figured her to resort to tacky press just to sell a few tickets!"
Tina to Aretha: "Aretha has always been like that!"
Tina Turner Can’t Believe She Ain’t Indian!
Give Ike His Respect!
Happy Birthday Anna Mae
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