Way Back 2015


April 25, 2015 - Dinah Washington's "Bitter" in True Story, Patti LaBelle's Fleet of Foot on Dancing

True Story, starring Jonah Hill and James Franco, is the first theatrical movie in months with '60s-era music. Dinah Washington continues to make a mark on the modern music scene with her number one R&B hit from 1960, "This Bitter Earth." The film also has updated versions of vintage tunes: "Sunny" (Bobby Hebb's 1966 hit), performed by Nigerian-German singer-actress Ayo, and Billy Bragg's rendition of Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright," first made popular by Peter, Paul and Mary in 1963.

It's a treat to see Patti LaBelle, well into her sixth decade in show biz, on this season's Dancing with the Stars. The 70-year-old singer and former leader of '60s girl group The Bluebelles, although voted off after five weeks, has performed admirably, showing off some difficult moves and gaining new fans along the way. Go, Patti!