I was lucky to meet Herb and become friends. He was an amazing person and we just sat at his feet and listened as he shared so much wisdom about learning what you are good at, following your passion, always respecting others, lifting people up, sharing a smile, and living life in harmony with yourself and others. I hope to do as well as you my fine vintage friend.
This is a short narration of Herb’s life Part 1. I share his story about growing up in Detroit, finding his passion for singing, meeting Louis Armstrong, touring with the big Black bands of the day, and his early career as the First Black Singing Cowboy Movie Star.
Part 2 in the next article is about Herb’s life as the Lead Singer of the Duke Ellington Band, owning a Jazz Club in Paris, France, coming back to the United States to create a television career and continued singing career. (TO ACCESS THIS YOU WILL NEED TO SUBSCRIBE AS A MONTHLY, ANNUAL, OR FOUNDING MEMBER at www.WildWestDiversity.com.)
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We’ll see you on the trail, Liz