Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Marian Anderson loved her cat. (Perhaps too much.)

Marian Anderson – the renowned concert singer and credit to her race – is familiar to any student of Black History Month.

She famously performed on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939 at the urging of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. (Because some white ladies wouldn’t let Ms. Anderson sing at Constitution Hall... ’cuz she was black.)

But did you know that Marian Anderson was a cat fancier?

Forty-five years ago, near the end of her concert career, she released an album dedicated to her cat. It was called “Snoopycat: The Adventures of Marian Anderson’s Cat Snoopy.”

Click here to hear a little of it on my Vox blog. See how much of teh cuteness you can stand.


Anonymous said...

Cat fancier and owner of a black cat reporting in...I listened to it and if I had little kids I would totally play this in their playroom

*Tanyetta* said...

NO! I will NOT listen to it. The photo is enough for me. Since I am NOT an animal crazed person, I will NEVER understand the hype over cats, dogs, fish, gerbils or any type of pet.

Dang is it that serious Tanyetta?

Why yes it is, thanks for asking :)

bklyn6 said...

^LOL. I almost want to listen to it now. :-)

Kellybelle said...

ROTFLMAO! Wow. I love my cat, but dang.

Anonymous said...

Miss Anderson could have had a second career as a storyteller. She'd have made okay money on the birthday party circuit.

This was too doggone funny!