Well, it is officially Black History Month, and to start things off on a good foot, I’m bringing back an old favorite of mine. Some of y’all will remember watching this as a kid, and for those of you who are new to this song, it’s from the 1970’s version of The Wiz, which starred Michael Jackson, before he was *Michael Jackson, Nipsy Russell, and Diana Ross.
I love this entire scene, from the dancing to the costumes (Evil’s costume is fucking awesome!). This, and the scene with Michael Jackson as the scarecrow singing, “You Can’t Win”, were the two scenes that made the biggest impression on my little girl brain, and for a long time I forgot about this movie. I didn’t get to see this in the theater, but when it came on television, my whole family, (all my many aunts and uncles, and my grandma), made this a total event.
This is my favorite song from the movie. It’s kinda been my mantra for some 40 years, really. And for the entire month of February, this is going to take on extra importance, because I’m really, really tired of bad news, right now.
Don’t Nobody Bring Me No Bad News!