No Bad News For Black History Month

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!

 

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4 thoughts on “No Bad News For Black History Month

  1. Mary Burrell

    You are younger than me so you probably are not familiar with the original Broadway soundtrack. But if it’s possible try to find it and discover all the great songs they are so good. But if the film is a childhood memory favorite for you I want you to have that as well.

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  2. Mary Burrell

    I was not a fan of the Wiz because I thought Diana Ross was too old to be Dorothy. However I had the original Broadway soundtrack with Stephanie Mills. The Broadway soundtrack with the late Mabel King from What’s Happening played Evilene singing Don’t Nobody Bring Me No Bad News in her booming gospel voice is beyond amazing. I only watched the Wiz the movie was when I was grieving over Michael Jackson’s death.

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    1. I do remember the Broadway version with Mabel. That’s my favorite. I didn’t watch the movie after Jackson’s death because it hurt too much. I’ve only recently been able to look at the video.

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