Long before James Brown, Prince, Michael, Madonna, or Sammy Davis, there was the high-jivin flamboyant CAB CALLOWAY. The Hi-De-Hi man was a wild and dynamic stage performer, actor, dancer and singer. He wrote The Hepster’s...
There are many kinds of ridicule, all cruel. Stutterers especially suffer as children. Country singer Mel Tillis succeeded in spite of it. So did Bill Withers & BB King. But only one stutterer emptied his heart out in a song. No one’s ever described it better than the lyrics in John Lee Hooker’s STUTTERER’S BLUES.
When I walk up the str-street, I tip my hat to speak.
I can’t even say a thing, And that’s when I begin to sing.
I’m a stu-stu-stutterin man and I can’t talk worth a damn
Sometime I wanna cry, sometimes I wanna die
So take heart stutterers. You’re in rarified company. Churchill, Demosthenes, King George, James Earl Jones, Marilyn Monroe, Moses, Maugham, even Bruce “Die Hard” Willis overcame the problem.