juanita hall – baby won´t you please come home (bessie smith cover)

April 9, 2015

Today marks the day that singer and actress Juanita Hall (1901 – 1968) became the first African American to win a Tony award (April 9th 1950) – for her role as Bloody Mary in the musical ‘South Pacific’. Listen to her classic cover of Bessie Smith’s ‘Baby Won´t You Please Come Home’.