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Published on Dec 5, 2009
It is my pleasure to sing for you my version of Eubie Blake's composition Craving For That Kind Of Love made famous by the amazing Florence Mills. Florence Mills was a phenomenal Singing Actress who was beloved by audiences all over the world. Although she is now largely forgotten she was THE Michael Jackson of her day. Possessing a highly unique voice and incredible talent for dancing, the most famed Opera Singers and Ballerinas would witness in awe her performances. Artists loved to paint her in action. Florence was a great civil rights acivist and humanitarian and worked tirelessly for the upliftment of African Americans. Her legacy opened the door for many talented Performers such as Josephine Baker, Lena Horne and Dorothy Dandridge. Duke Ellington wrote the piece Black Beauty just for Florence. To know more about Florence Mills life please invest in her wonderful biography by Author Bill Egan. All the pix on this video are from Mr Egan's book about Florence. You can purchase a copy by going to www.florencemills.com