Posts Tagged: Brenda Russell

Brenda Russell Is 65

What with today marking the 65th anniversary of the birth of Ms. Brenda Russell we are afforded another opportunity to remind you of the brilliance that is "Piano in the Dark." If you missed or were otherwise unmoved by our previous entreaties to appreciate its inspiration you are in luck, because we are all going to sit here this morning until you have listened to it all the way through and are willing to admit that you too are now convinced of its sheer majesty. No, we'll wait. We're not going anywhere until you listen to "Piano in the Dark." Yes, of course I am aware that Biz Markie [...]


Transcendent Model Of Creativity Turns 25

Tomorrow sees the 25th anniversary of the release of one of the greatest works of art of the 20th century, Brenda Russell's "Piano In The Dark." Some of us were slow to see its power, perhaps due to its incessant repetition on the broadcast media of the time, but as is the case with most true classics the mixture of memory and distance reveals its true worth to even the initially skeptical. Because I have been misinterpreted by some in the past I'd like to make it very clear that I am being completely sincere here: This is an amazing song, and if your friends are irritated by the [...]