John Fahey & Richard Ruskin, “Russian Christmas Overture.”

From johnfahey.com:

A composite of well-known themes from Russian classical composers, including Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture; the long exciting final few minutes, with Ruskin’s hot licks making you wish it was a lot longer, is from Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kije Suite.

(Source: Spotify)

La Rondallita, “El burrito de Belen.”

TUQUI TUQUI TUQUI

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Donny Hathaway - “This Christmas”

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warnerarchive:

Polly Holliday, Linda Lavin and Beth Howland in Alice (1976-85)

"Kiss my grits!"

warnerarchive:

Polly Holliday, Linda Lavin and Beth Howland in Alice (1976-85)

"Kiss my grits!"

Stevie Wonder, “Superstition” performed live on Sesame Street.

(Source: youtube.com)

vintageblackglamour:

Happy Birthday to ya Stevie Wonder!!! My favorite musical genius was born 63 years ago today as Steveland Hardaway Judkins (his last name was later changed to Morris) in Saginaw, Michigan. In this 1974 photo, he is performing his classic “Living For The City” on “Top Of The Pops” in London. Photo: David Warner Ellis/Redferns. In the comment section, let me know what your favorite Stevie song is (Is it possible to have just one?)

vintageblackglamour:

Happy Birthday to ya Stevie Wonder!!! My favorite musical genius was born 63 years ago today as Steveland Hardaway Judkins (his last name was later changed to Morris) in Saginaw, Michigan. In this 1974 photo, he is performing his classic “Living For The City” on “Top Of The Pops” in London. Photo: David Warner Ellis/Redferns. In the comment section, let me know what your favorite Stevie song is (Is it possible to have just one?)

ourpresidents:

Happy Birthday Willie Nelson!

“When I was in trouble in the White House or when I wanted to have some deep thoughts, I had a very high quality hi-fi player, and the number one thing I played was Willie Nelson songs.  All the good things I did as a president, all the mistakes I made — you can blame half of that on Willie.”

-Jimmy Carter in an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine

Photos: Jimmy Carter with Willie Nelson and his guests outside of the Old Executive Building. 4/25/78;  President Carter on stage at a performance by country western singer, Willie Nelson at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. 9/13/80.

The two remain friends today.

-from the Carter Library

archivesofamericanart:

The Armory Show wasn’t the only big event in 1913 - it was also the year that suffragists marched on Washington to demand women’s right to vote. In light of that centennial anniversary, which is being celebrated this weekend, and the kickoff of Women’s History Month, it seemed like a good time to present you with this declaration from Nancy Spero.
Nancy Spero letter to Lucy R. Lippard, 1971 Oct. 29. Lucy R. Lippard papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

archivesofamericanart:

The Armory Show wasn’t the only big event in 1913 - it was also the year that suffragists marched on Washington to demand women’s right to vote. In light of that centennial anniversary, which is being celebrated this weekend, and the kickoff of Women’s History Month, it seemed like a good time to present you with this declaration from Nancy Spero.

Nancy Spero letter to Lucy R. Lippard, 1971 Oct. 29. Lucy R. Lippard papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

sesamestreet:

Rubber Duckie, we’re awfully fond of you. Here’s the story behind our iconic bath time tune. 

I also love “Put Down the Duckie.”

sesamestreet:

Rubber Duckie, we’re awfully fond of you. Here’s the story behind our iconic bath time tune

I also love “Put Down the Duckie.”