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  • RIP Maya Angelou

    She was an amazing person - a great soul with soul! Here is an '86 interview with Terry Gross: http://www.npr.org/programs/fresh-air/

    Did you know she was a Calypso singer and recorded an album? http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/..._and_more.html

    She wrote two blues that BB recorded, You Put It On Me and The BB Jones? http://youtu.be/tNf__OsANaQ and http://youtu.be/tJ6bo9xx1cs

    I wish I had had a conversation with her. I could listen to her voice all night.
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    F*** 'em if they can't take a joke!

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    yes, she was a remarkable woman of great heart and wit. 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings' should be required reading. She documented a time and place that America would just as soon forget, but her publication was crucial to the changes that followed.
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