The Fabulous Baker Girl 2017
Monday 24 July 2017
Josephine Baker music favourites...
Performed by Juliarna Clark
Josephine Baker sashayed onto a Paris stage during the 1920s with a comic, yet sensual appeal that took Europe by storm.
Famous for barely-there dresses and no-holds-barred dance routines, her exotic beauty generated nicknames 'Black Venus', 'Black Pearl' and 'Creole Goddess'.
Admirers bestowed a plethora of gifts, including diamonds and cars, and she received approximately 1,500 marriage proposals. She maintained energetic performances and a celebrity status for 50 years until her death in 1975.
Josephine Baker had the voice of an angel and the heart of a lion.
With over 5 decades in showbiz, starting with international hit songs and movies in the 20s, she leaves behind great songs and a fascinating life story.
Melbourne jazz performer Juliarna Clark has selected favourites, including La Vie en Rose, Blue Skies, J'attendrai, Honeysuckle Rose, Tea for Two, Night and Day, and Dinah, to craft a night of beautiful songs and fascinating Josephine facts -the sort of facts you share at dinner parties to appear erudite and witty!
Juliarna is joined by Australia's finest - Dannie Bourne (piano), Myles White (guitar) and Richard Miller (clarinet) for this musical tribute delight.
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