Lena Horne – Live & Lovely

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Lena Horne

For Those of you unfamiliar with Lena’s work or experiencing it for the first time, Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was an African American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer who started her career in performance at the age of 16 in 1931 and had a career that spanned 69 years.
Preview “I Got Rhythm”

No. Track Name Artist
1 I Got Rhythm Lena Horne
2 I Get The Blues When It Rains Lena Horne
3 I'm Confessin' Lena Horne
4 I Want To Be Happy Lena Horne
5 I Concentrate On You Lena Horne
6 I Understand Lena Horne
7 I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart Lena Horne
8 I Only Have Eyes For You Lena Horne
9 I Surrender Dear Lena Horne
10 I Found A New Baby Lena Horne
11 I've Grown Accustomed To His Face Lena Horne
12 I Ain't Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares For Me) Lena Horne
13 Cole Porter Medley:How's Your Romance | After You | Love of My Life | It's All Right with Me Lena Horne
14 Mood Indigo Lena Horne
15 I'm Beginning To See The Light Lena Horne
16 Let Me Love You Lena Horne
17 Come Runnin' Lena Horne
18 Today I love Everyone Lena Horne
19 A New Fangled Tango Lena Horne
20 I Love To Love Lena Horne
21 Honeysuckle Rose Lena Horne
22 From This Moment On Lena Horne
23 How You Say It Lena Horne
24 Day In – Day Out Lena Horne

Civil Rights Movement
Horne was deep involved within the Civil Rights movement. During World War II, strongly she refused to perform “for segregated audiences”, when she saw the black soldiers sit in the back seats, she walked off the stage to the first row where the black troops were seated and performed with the Germans behind her. She was involved in the Medgar Evers’ fight, and she was at a rally with him the weekend before Evers was assassinated. She also met President John F. Kennedy at the White House two days before he was assassinated. She was at the March on Washington and worked with Eleanor Roosevelt to pass anti-lynching laws.

Lena Horne was born in Brooklyn in 1917. Both sides of her family were a mixture of European American, Native American, and African-American descent, and belonged to the upper part of the middle-class.
In 1933 she started her career as chorus line of the Cotton Club in New York City and sooner after che moved to the cinema world, where, step by step, movie by movie, song by song, became famouse. But in the middle of the Fifties, after a lot of major appearences, she decided to leave Hollywood and its fakeness firstly for the night club scene then for TV programs.

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