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Posted By: Genie
10-Nov-08 - 11:18 AM
Thread Name: Obit: RIP Miriam Makeba (10 November 2008)
Subject: Obit: Miriam Makeba, November 10, 2008
Here's Miriam with Paul Simon performing "Joseph" at Paul's African Concert but with Miriam doing her part in Xhosa. (Linda Ronstadt did that part in English on the "Graceland" album.)
One of the highlights is how Miriam finishes the song with what I call her "musical heavy breathing" thing.
I first heard her do that back about 1968, when I got to see her live in concert in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois (at the University Of lllinois).    That "musica heavy breathing thing" she did was amazing -- and very sensual!!