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Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Reasons Why I Sing

Pancocojams Creativity Series

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This is the first post in what I hope will be a series of Pancocojams guest postings. The purpose of the series is to promote creativity while sharing information about creative people. Please send posts [essays] for possible addition to this blog series on creativity to cocojams17@yahoo.com

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The Reasons Why I Sing
by Barbara Ray

I truly never dreamed my passion for singing would grow to be this strong.

When I was a young child I had dreams of being on stage singing, dancing and acting. I loved watching Eartha Kitt but I think Lola Falona was my utmost favorite. I still have a vague memory of my father taking me to see a live show. I believe it was Lavern Baker performing and she came out on the stage in a white fur coat.

As I matured those dreams left or maybe they were just no longer predominate in my mind. My real life dreams were having a house with the white picket fence, having children, and growing old with my husband. Well I'm happy the part came true about having children. I thank God for my children and I'm thankful that they have given me grandchildren.

God has given me a gift to perform and I'm just so very thankful. I want to share this gift with the world. And as I walk this path I have met so many people that show me favor and I know it's only because of the goodness of the Lord shining through them upon me. So as long as God grants me the will and good health I will continue to sing for it is a constant prayer of mine - your will in my life, Lord, your will.

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Roger Barbour Blues Band Featuring "Ms. B" (Barbara Ray)



Uploaded by HAP1030 on Sep 8, 2009
Roger Barbour Blues Band Featuring "Ms. B" (Barbara Ray)and also featuring Richard Wilson.

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2 comments:

  1. Barbara, thank you so much for your blog post!

    I'm blessed to have you as a friend.

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  2. The song that Richard Wilson sings towards the end of the video that features Barbara Ray is a Tampa Red song.

    A video (with a photo of Tampa Red) is included in this pancocojams blog post:

    http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2011/10/black-on-black-taunting-burnt-rice.html

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