Songs of the Day: February 28

February 28:  Today’s Sing Daily post is actually several songs from a recent Black History Month Virtual Concert shared with me by my friend and mentor, Anne Ward Hadden, who taught general music and chorus at Long Lots Elementary School for many years.  Anne wrote:

This new video from the Chicago Children’s Choir is quite moving (and has the lyrics, too!).  I thought maybe you would like to feature the song “We Shall Overcome” (which begins at 48:54 on the video) again as BHM comes to a close this weekend?  

The full video is educational as well as entertaining (and part of it is a request for donations by the CCC), but if you want to skip directly to the songs & poems, use these time stamps to find each song:


Song of the Day: February 26

February 26:  Hi-de-hi-de-hi-de-hi… “Minnie The Moocher” by Cab Calloway, Irving Mills and Clarence Gaskill and performed here by Cab Calloway and his band.  My grandfather Sydney Alexander Sherman was born on this day in 1908, two months after Cab Calloway was born.  I like to imagine my grandfather in his early 20s listening to this back in 1931.  No lyric video today, but, if – after echoing Cab – you want more, here’s a KARAOKE VIDEO so that you can sing along. LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY BLACK HISTORY MONTH PLAYLIST