Song of the Day: Etta James “All I Could Do Was Cry”
From the era where you had to be a master of the Blues as well as the Rhythm. Written in 1960 for Etta by Billy Davis, Berry Gordy and his sister Gwen Gordy. The song was said to be inspired by James’ former boyfriend Harvey Fuqua ironically dating Davis’ former girlfriend, who was Gwen. Gordy and Fuqua later married the same year the song was recorded.
Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.
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