Sunday, August 12, 2012
"Stormy Weather" by Viola Wills -- Disco Video Mix by Glenn Rivera
Viola Wills is a talented vocalist with a long run with the recording industry beginning in the mid-60s and then onto the late 70s becoming one of disco music's well-known divas. During 1979 Viola emerged with one of the classic disco records from the period -- a dance cover of Gordon Lightfoot's "If You Could Read My Mind".
In 1982 Viola released a cover of "Stormy Weather" -- a dance cover of 1933 song originally recorded by Ethel Waters -- and then featured in a film by the same name -- sung my Lena Horne.
I have taken the 1943 musical and combined the stage and choreography with the disco version by Viola Wills. The wonderful sequences of the title song are merged along with the disco mood and a few touches of the dancing sequences.
The film was directed by Andrew L. Stone
This Disco Video Mix is dedicated to the memory of Ms. Viola Wills who left us in 2009
Featuring scenes from "Stormy Weather" -- RENT THE DVD!
Disco Video Mix by Glenn Rivera
Produced by Ken Emmons