Ertha was also a Mutt as Obama likes to call himself. She was born the daughter of a woman half black, half Cherokee Indian and a father who was a poor white cotton farmer in the Carolinas. She had amazing exotic good looks and as far as I know only married white men though her skin was dark. Orson Wells once called her the most exciting woman in the world. Her voice is pure magic on vinyl. On a great system you can hear her purr and almost smell her sweet breath.
Listened to some good ol' Island Zouk music on the radio in my shop while I sanded and stained my maple isolation platforms for the new stereo. Came back in the house to the sound of Linda Ronstadt's Heart Like A Wheel.
While mrs. exiled & I were cleaning out a long-overdue closet, we listened to a 2-disc collection of Santana that was most excellent. Covered a good part of his career from "Evil Ways" & "Soul Sacrifice" forward to some of the later stuff. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
And I agree that Robert Palmer was great; especially the Sneakin' Sally album.