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Cleona Jones, Marcia's Maid
Appeared (as "Petunia Jackson") in "Cabin in the Sky" on Broadway. Musical fantasy. Music by Vernon Duke
. Book by Lynn Root
(based on his story "Little Joe"). Lyrics by John La Touche
. Vocal arrangements by Hugh Martin. Musical Director: Max Meth. Music orchestrated by Domenico Savino
, Charles Cook, Fod Livingston and Nathan ...
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I guess singing is the traditional outlet for the colored people. The very thing that is paramount in my mind I can find expression for in just humming a song. But, of course, there is solid prayer for other things in my mind. Oh, I can get angry and curse a little (of course, the Lord look the other way). I don't take the Lord's name in vain, don't get that idea. But I have a vocabulary without ...
She got religion in the late 1950s and performed and toured with evangelist Billy Graham
until her death in 1977.
Sweet Mama Stringbean