October 1, 2013
Donna Lubertha Hightower died a few weeks ago aged 86. I’ve always liked an early tune by her from 1951 entitled “I ain’t in the mood”. Presumably this would have been released on a 78rpm disc. I particularly like the way her vocal seems to be double-tracked rather like those fab Les Paul and Mary Ford tunes from the same period.
“This world today is a mess” was written by Donna and released in 1972. It was a hit in many countries but not in the USA or UK (but it’s surprisingly familiar when you hear it).