Sunday, March 04, 2007

It's Raining Martha

Martha Wash: Gay icon. Underdog. Success story. Still fabulous at 53, Martha can still belt out her repertoire like it was 1985.

Last night, Martha performed at a benefit event for LIGALY and she was amazing. Beginning in the late 70s Martha, and her Weather Girls partner Izora Rhodes, backed up Sylvester on the wildy successful dance hit You Make Me Feel Mighty Real, and a career was launched.

Jess and I got to meet her after her short set, which included Gonna Make You Sweat, Everybody, Everybody, and the inimitable trademark song of her Weather Girls career, It's Raining Men.

It was perfect. As you may remember, Martha didn't get the credit for her rousing vocals on Sweat and Everybody; these songs took C + C Music Factory and Black Box to the top of the charts. It was Martha who made these songs memorable. So I loved the way she came out and performed those two songs first, and saved Men for last. It raised the roof.

After the show, Jess and I got to meet Martha and Georgie Porgie, who opened for her and was no slouch himself. It was a fun albeit brief show, and one I will never forget.

5 Comments:

At 3:57 AM, March 05, 2007, Blogger Cincy Diva said...

You Luckies! I adore her. She is like Buttah to me!

 
At 1:08 PM, March 05, 2007, Blogger Harlis Dinwiddie said...

Thank you for your hospitality oh master of the cosmo and quiche! (but not at the same time, of course.)

 
At 8:32 PM, March 05, 2007, Blogger CoffeeDog said...

Blast from the past for sure - back in the days when we were young and still bar hopping!

 
At 8:56 AM, March 07, 2007, Blogger pinknest said...

what fun!! was she nice?

 
At 10:08 PM, March 08, 2007, Blogger Marc said...

Cincy: like sizzling buttah.

Harlis: you and your sweetie come back anytime. It was great to have you as guests.

coffeedog: indeed, indeed.

pinknest: she was very nice!

 

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